In addition to the core technical framework, Simtech Solutions offers a wide range of additional services to support your region's count. Pricing for these services can be provided upon request.
We can provide virtual or in-person planning with Count Administrators and Team Leaders to plan for an effective switch to mobile technology. These sessions will review issues such as team management, requirements for training, ensuring accurate coverage, etc.
Although video trainings will be available for everyone, and each agreement includes one hour of virtual training, Simtech is available to provide additional virtual or in-person training for Team Leaders to ensure that the benefits of using mobile technology are maximized and that data clean up is minimized following the event.
Simtech staff can be made available in person to support the entire count process. This includes manning an onsite support desk to get volunteers set up and rolling with the app as well as supporting Regional Administrators, with the help of the Regional Command Center, throughout the day and night of the count.
Geographic Sampling and Enumeration
Through a strategic partnership with statistician Dan Treglia, PhD, we are able to support the needs of larger communities that are unable to conduct a full servey of each and every person living in the area. The State of Connecticut is now able to produce a reliable statewide estimate of people experiencing homelessness while only having to conduct surveys in 527 of the state's 2581 census tracts (or roughly 1/5th of the state). More details on this offering can be found here.
Report, Chart, and Dashboard Creation
Simtech staff have the technical abilities to provide a wide-range of reports, charts, and dashboards to highlight key findings and visually demonstrate year over year trends. Simtech Texas Homeless Network leverage the PIT count to measure the impact of hurricane Harvey on the homeless systems around the state. Regions were able to use the results, found here, to raise awareness in press articles such as this one as well in their FEMA and CDBG-DR funding requests.
Simtech Solutions can work with your region to implement custom surveys focused on the needs of youth experiencing homelessness while leveraging the GPS-enabled surveying functionality of the Counting Us app. More information on how to utilize Counting Us to support your youth homeless count can be found here.