Annual Homeless Count Underway

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 2:36 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A nation-wide issue of homelessness in the U.S. will be address Thursday as communities meet to count and survey homeless individuals and families.

Point in Time is an annual survey that helps to show organizations serve the homeless, anticipate needs and better the lives of those without shelter.

The Homeless Alliance, the Coalition for the Needy and the City of Oklahoma City will work together to coordinate volunteers who visit homeless shelters, serve hot meals and count the number of homeless in the metro.

An Oklahoma mother describes what it's like to not have a home for your family

Oklahoma City Public School system found 1,832 homeless children attend schools in their district.

For more information about the homeless or how to help, call (405) 632-2293 or visit the Homeless Alliance's Web site. 

NEWS 9 has be highlighting the impact of homlessness on Oklahomans. View the Changing Face of Oklahoma City's Homeless.