Survey data is gathered from count volunteers who have installed the Counting Us app from the App Store or Google Play. This data is posted to the Regional Command Center where count administrators can monitor the annual homeless census in real-time.
Held during the last week of January, the annual Point in Time (PIT) count is an integral component in the quest to understand the scope of homelessness in the United States. Regions used to have no other option but to send volunteers out into the streets armed with clipboards and paper. Now there is a better way...
Point in Time (PIT) count administrators simply need to Sign Up in order to get a "Set Up" key established for their region by Simtech Solutions staff. Once set up, count volunteers simply download the app from either Google Play or the App Store, register an account, and enter in the unique Set Up key in order to get started. This is a turnkey technical solution for the 2016 PIT!
Simtech Solutions is available to provide both virtual and onsite training on the usage of both the Counting Us app and the Regional Command Center that has been built to receive data from the app. There are also FAQs found here and an online support forum to provide further assistance.