Contact:


 Angelina-Marie S. Cruz GHC Chairperson                                                                 (T): 300-1588  (M): 777-8363

 (e): amscruz@gdoe.net
                                                              

 Paula Perez PIT Count Coordinator
 (T) 635-1411 (M) 687-2533

 (e) paulaperez@cssguam.org                    


                                                 MEDIA ADVISORY

                      ISLANDWIDE HOMELESS COUNT THIS FRIDAY

 WHAT:                      The Guam Homeless Coalition will conduct its annual                                          Point In Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Friday, January                                        31, 2020.  The PIT count is an unduplicated count on a                                          single day of homeless individuals and families in                                                sheltered and unsheltered locations.  The PIT count is                                          conducted with the assistance of volunteers who serve                                      as enumerators.

 WHY:                         Data from the PIT count provides a statistically reliable                                        snapshot of homeless persons and helps service                                                  providers better understand trends in homelessness.

 WHEN:                      Friday, January 31, 2020. Teams will disperse at various                                        times of the day to locations around the island                                                      beginning at 4AM until Friday evening to conduct the                                          count.

 WHERE:                   The Salvation Army’s Tiyan office will serve as the                                                 headquarters for the PIT count. All volunteer                                                          enumerators will meet at the headquarters throughout                                        the day.

 OTHER:                   The following individuals are available for interview: Ms.                                      Angelina-Marie S. Cruz, Guam Homeless Coalition                                                Chairperson; Ms. Paula Perez, PIT Count coordinator and                                    Ms. Amor Say, Guam Housing and Urban Renewal                                                Authority planner.



  

  On Friday, January 31, 2020, CSS along with the Guam Homeless Coalition and 300 volunteers will be conducting a Point-in-Time Outreach to Guam's       homeless.  If you would like to donate food to feed our volunteers who will be working from morning until night, please contact Paula Perez at 635-1442.