The Mayor’s Office Of Human Services in Baltimore gathers data from various sources to estimate the extent of homelessness in the city. Once a year, a PIT (Point-In-Time) survey is conducted. This one day effort attempts to create a “snapshot in time” of the homelessness in cities.
Since 2012, Baltimore’s PIT count has increased from 2,014 to 2,388 homeless in 2016. Our 2017 PIT took place the week of January 22nd, and as we are awaiting final numbers from the count, we think it’s important to speak on the increasing problem of homelessness and how we are trying to solve it.
The Women’s Housing Coalition’s goal is for everyone to have a roof over their head and eventually find that Baltimore’s PIT count becomes 0. Although we are just a part of the solution to the problem, we work hard to get there. Our mission is to work ourselves out of business and to ensure that the people we house remain stably housed forever. We don’t want to have to help struggling women and their families find places to lay their head at night. However, while the issue still remains, we will continue to fight to ensure that everyone has a safe place to live and lay their head at night. If you’d like to support our cause, click here to find out how you can help.