Thomas County to Participate in GA Homeless Count

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Thomasville Utilities' Planning and Zoning department says they will be doing a street count of the homeless, as well giving them a written or verbal anonymous survey to get an idea of what government aid programs they are already using.

Staff say because the homeless live a transient lifestyle, volunteers will have to be creative in delivering the survey to them.

The survey will also determine how much funding different aid organizations in the community will receive from the government.

The last Georgia Housing Status Survey was in 2009, and over 100 people in Thomas County indentified themselves as 'homeless'.

This year's survey will also take into account those who are 'precariously housed', which means a person doesn't own or rent the place where they are living.

The surveys will be given during the week of January 24 - 29 and volunteers are needed for all times and dates during that week.

A meeting will be held Saturday (1/8) at 10 AM at the City of Thomasville's Operation Building Training Room (944 Smith Ave., Thomasville) for those who would like more information. The actual training will take place later that day in the same location at 1PM.

For more information, call Count Coordinator Charlotte Christian at (229) 227-3368.

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