2019 Point In Time Count

What is a Point In Time Count?

Each year, in coordination with Hark at the Center for Collaborative Care, the NWA Continuum of Care (NWA CoC) plans and leads the Point in Time Count (PIT Count). The PIT Count is an annual census of the homeless population. Numbers from this census are used to contribute to both local and national data. Over 50 Point in Time Count General Volunteers will cover all of the places in Northwest Arkansas where persons experiencing homelessness are known to frequent, including day-centers, shelters, transitional living homes and outdoor encampments. The goal is to not only acquire an actual count, but also to talk with persons experiencing homelessness to conduct a survey that helps NWA CoC to better understand the scope of unsheltered homelessness in our community.

So how does it work?

1.       Register as a Volunteer

Register as a General Volunteer through this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a45aca92aa0f94-2019

Complete the Required Training

All PIT Count Volunteers are required to complete training. There are two additional ways to receive this training.

1.       In person:

a.        Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Lodge in Rogers (1051 W Pleasant Grove Rd). Dinner will be provided at this training.


2.       Webinar (recorded webinar from 2018). Use this link to access the training: https://youtu.be/JTJPmbIqfcI


As a General or new volunteer, you are encouraged to attend the training on 01/17/2019 to learn more about your role as a volunteer and answer any questions you may have.