Bartholomew County homeless to be counted Thursday

Local advocates for the homeless will be conducting their annual count of the community’s homeless population tomorrow.

Alicia McCreary, director of Bartholomew County United Way’s 211 Center said that representatives from the agencies will be asking where people slept tonight.

McCreary said that agencies throughout the state and country are required to do the “point in time count” in January, which means a snapshot of what each community’s homeless population looks like on a given day. Bartholomew County agencies have chosen to do their counts on the last Thursday of the month.

To be counted, homeless people can come to the United Way offices on 13th Street, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or can call 812-376-6666 or 211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to be counted. She said those stopping in the office will also receive a CARE package of supplies.