top of page


Preparations and planning are underway for the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, and the Mecklenburg County Street Outreach team needs your help. For this initiative and data-gathering event to be productive, the team is asking for qualified volunteers. Community support and engagement are needed to not only make this year’s PIT a success, but to also further the work, education, and prevention of homelessness in Mecklenburg County. 

On Jan. 25, 2024, in Charlotte-Mecklenburg volunteers and outreach teams will canvass the community to locate and engage with unsheltered individuals. They will conduct surveys to collect data with the goal of obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the unsheltered homeless population and their specific needs. Last year volunteers counted 288 people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. 


Mecklenburg County Community Support Services and the Hearts for the Invisible Charlotte Coalition have partnered to lead the 2024 Point-in-Time Count. You can help by offering your time, donating items, and raising awareness.


  • Give Time: Volunteers are needed on Jan. 25 to help complete surveys with people experiencing homelessness. Two virtual information sessions are scheduled for prospective volunteers: Dec. 5 and Dec. 13. Learn more about the information sessions and registering to volunteer here.


  • Donate: Anyone can donate Items to help people sleeping outside in our community until housing is secured. Access the Wishlist here. In addition to providing people we survey with needed supplies, we also strive to be able to provide warm breakfast sandwiches and hot coffee. Food is one of the items that we are unable to purchase through available event funding streams. We estimate that we need approximately $2,000 to be able to provide coffee and breakfast to the people we survey. To make a financial contribution, click here.


  • Raise Awareness: Share this information with friends, family, and networks via social media using the #EverybodyCountsCLT hashtag. Participate in the PIT Activities calendar, which provides data and links to events throughout January. It will be available mid-December at the Point-in-Time Count page on the Housing and Homelessness Dashboard.


In addition, if you see a person or group who you believe to be unsheltered, please complete the Mecklenburg County Street Outreach Referral form. Someone will go out and work to engage them and it will help us identify locations that may need to be included in the unsheltered PIT.


Questions? Please reach out to

bottom of page