Partnership to End Homelessness in SE CT

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A Snapshot of Homelessness:
CT Counts: Annual Point In Time Count  

Annually since 2007, CT Counts has mobilized non-profits, local and state government agencies, and hundreds of concerned citizens from every region of the state to gather critical data in order to inform efforts to prevent and end homelessness. The data obtained from these annual counts will be used in efforts to prevent and end homelessness in all regions of the state.   

The count is a census taken on one night which provides a snapshot of a single point in time of homelessness. The final report of CT Counts 2009 can be accessed here ,but some of the findings relating to Southeastern Connecticut are as follows*: 

On the night of January 28, 2009: 

There were approximately 299 people experiencing homelessness, including:
·          209 Households
·          157 Single Adults
·          54 Families
·          90 Children in Families 

Top reasons provided for leaving of last place of residence include:
·          Evictions·          Rent problems
·          Conflict with family or friends with whom they were living
·          Domestic violence
·          Went to prison or jail 

Other Results:
·          20% of adults served in the military
·          15% of single adults and 39% of adults in families were currently working
·          39% of single adults had been in a hospital, detoxification center or rehab for substance abuse
·          62% of sheltered single adults and sheltered adults in families had a 12th grade education or higher
·          42% of sheltered single adults reported suffering from a health condition that limits their ability to work, get around or care for themselves

The next Point in Time Count will be held on January 26, 2011 

* (source: Connecticut Counts 2009. Point in Time Homeless Count, Final Report. August 2009 CT Coalition to End Homelessness, Corporation for Supportive Housing & Reaching Home Campaign)