Rescue Mission to host ‘Point in Time’ count

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) identifies one day each year, usually the final Wednesday or Thursday in January, as the Point in Time Count of the homeless population throughout the United States. Last year’s Point in Time count estimated more than 350 individuals experienced homelessness in Allen County.

Last year, The Rescue Mission provided more than 43,000 nights of safe shelter for those experiencing a homeless crisis. It is estimated that nearly 3,000 individuals in our community experience a homeless crisis. The Rescue Mission says that the Point in Time count is important for community response to homelessness, and future programming provided across the community.

This Thursday, January 27th from 6 AM – 6 PM, The Rescue Mission will participate in the Point in Time count. Community meals will be served at regular times.