During the mornings of October 17-19, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00 am, more than 150 community volunteers and County staff organized in 12 survey teams went out into the streets to identify and survey the most vulnerable homeless individuals as part of the Arlington County 100 Homes for 100 Homeless Arlingtonians Registry Week.
Registry Week was a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Department of Human Services and A-SPAN, under Arlington’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. The partners are now working together to provide the resources for housing and services for 153 homeless individuals identified during Registry Week. Arlington’s 100 Homes Campaign placed 30 people into housing by mid-summer 2012.
The 100 Homes Campaign is part of a statewide effort called 1,000 Homes for 1,000 Homeless Virginians led by the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, and part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign, led by Community Solutions. Over 100 communities across the country are participating in the national campaign.
The teams of volunteer surveyors systematically canvassed the street of Arlington County, making contact with 185 homeless persons, 153 of whom participated in a survey that used a Vulnerability Index to create a by-name list of individuals at a higher risk than others for dying if they remain on the streets. Of the survey participants, 37% (57) were found to be vulnerable based upon health conditions and/or other indicators associated with a high mortality risk for homeless persons.
Please check out the Debrief Fact Sheet for more information including:
- Analysis of the Results of the Survey
- Volunteer Efforts and Activities
- Sponsoring Organizations
- Contact Information