Bi-annual homeless count coming up Wednesday


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Later this week, staff and volunteers from homeless shelters and community organizations will be conducting a count of homeless people in Eau Claire.

The Eau Claire Continuum of Care will conduct its bi-annual homeless count throughout the day and night Wednesday. To help bring people together, a chili dinner, haircuts, and flu shots will be provided for homeless people and families from 5 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. at the Community Table on Wednesday. Kelly Christianson, the Executive Director of the Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network says this is a great time to get needed information.

"Its two-fold," she said. "It's not just to count the people that are homeless. That's important, but the other part of it is to provide resources to them to get them off the streets."

Christianson says the counts are done nationwide. They're an important part of collecting data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless people and families.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 242298701 - weau.com/a?a=242298701