The Housing and Homelessness Coalition, an initiative of United Way of Marathon County, is seeking volunteers to help conduct a Point In Time Count during the overnight hours of Jan. 23.
That’s when teams of volunteers will conduct a count of people experiencing homelessness. Data gathered helps provide a snapshot of homelessness in Marathon County and is used to evaluate housing and homeless assistance.
The count includes people who are unsheltered living on the streets and those staying in homeless shelters.
To volunteer for the Point in Time Count, contact MaiGer Moua at 715-298-5726.
Local nonprofits will host Project Connect from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at The Salvation Army Worship and Community Center, 103 S. Second Ave., Wausau.
The event includes a free lunch, served from noon to 1 p.m., free showers and the opportunity for people experiencing housing challenges to connect with local organizations that may be able to assist them.
Anyone who is having trouble with rent, house payments or other challenges related to housing is encouraged to attend.