dhs

Department of Human Services
 

DC Agency Top Menu


-A +A
Bookmark and Share

Mayor Bowser to Participate in Point in Time Count and Raise Awareness of Services Available to the Homeless

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

(Washington DC) – On Wednesday, January 24 at 9 pm, Mayor Bowser, along with volunteers, will engage homeless neighbors to make them aware of the services available to them as well as execute the annual census of persons experiencing homelessness as part of her administration’s annual Point in Time Count.

In 2015, Mayor Bowser and her Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) released “Homeward DC,” a five-year strategic plan to reform the District’s homeless services system and make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Between 2016 and 2017, after the first full year of the plan’s implementation, Washington, DC saw a 10.5 percent reduction in overall homelessness, a 22 percent reduction in homelessness among families, a 15 percent reduction among veterans experiencing homelessness, and a 3 percent reduction in homelessness among individuals.

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 24 at 7 pm
Mayor Bowser will join at 9 pm

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
HyeSook Chung, Deputy Mayor, Health and Human Services
Laura Zeilinger, Director, Department of Human Services
Kristy Greenwalt, Director, DC Interagency Council on Homelessness
Sue Marshall, Executive Director, Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness

WHERE:

Thomson Elementary School
1200 L Street, NW
*Closest Metros: Mt Vernon Square 7th St-Convention Center Metro Station, McPherson Square Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected] To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).