Categories: Community and Human Services
Posted On: April 14, 2021
A survey of homeless will be conducted in the City of Belleville from Tuesday, April 20 to Monday, April 26. This count will provide a “snapshot” of homelessness in Belleville and will indicate the minimum number of people who are experiencing homelessness in our community.
Homelessness includes making temporary arrangements including staying temporarily with family or friends because you don’t have a permanent and safe place of your own, couch-surfing, living in a vehicle, or staying outside.
We encourage anyone who is in this situation between April 20-26 to call or text 343-661-7263 to participate in the survey. Those who do not have access to a phone can take the survey at Bridge Street United Church during the daily lunch, 11:30am – 1:00pm, or at the Salvation Army during the daily supper, 4:00 – 5:30pm.
This survey of homelessness is being led by Bridge Street United Church in partnership with Hastings County and numerous community organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness. Results from the survey will be made publicly available, and we will use the results to improve our community’s response to homelessness.
This survey is part of the coordinated Point-in Time Counts under Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. In March and April 2021, individuals experiencing homelessness will be counted in more than 60 communities across the country. The coordinated effort will help to create a picture of homelessness in communities across Canada.
If you or someone you know in Belleville is experiencing homelessness, we want to hear from you! You matter, your experience matters. Let’s make sure everyone counts!
Steve van de Hoef
Bridge Street United Church