Point-In-Time Count January 26, 2022

Every year, communities across the nation conduct the HUD mandated count of persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The 2022 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count will be held in Wake County Continuum of Care on the night of January 26, 2022.

Teams of Street Outreach workers and volunteers will visit encampments, outreach centers, and areas of common congregation to look for people experiencing homelessness. They will conduct a quick survey on their smart phone and give the person a backpack of essential items and helpful resources to let them know we care.

Why is the PIT Count Important?

This count provides our community valuable data on the number of people experiencing unsheltered and sheltered homelessness, as well as trends in demographics, veteran status, and chronic homelessness over time.  

Our data tells a story by collecting accurate, real-time data on people experiencing homelessness, we can create a strategy for developing the resources to meet identified housing and services needs in Wake County.

Take a look at Past Years Data

For any PIT-relevant questions, please contact:

Jenn Von Egidy
Chief Strategy Officer
919.443.0098 x1001 

Take a Stand Against Homelessness – Become an Ally!

To be an ally you don’t have to understand what it feels like to experience homelessness or be a part of a marginalized community. Being an ally means you are committed to systemic change and hold a belief that ending homelessness is possible. 

The PIT Count is critical to our community’s strategic plan for ending homelessness. We need your help now! Below are different options for how to be an ally in ending homelessness in Wake County. (Volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, and families!)

Donate items from the list or pre-make backpacks filled with the following items:

  • Face Masks
  • Hand warmers
  • Rain Poncho
  • Mylar Blanket
  • Backpacks
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • First aid kits
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • $5 McDonald’s Giftcard (donate outside the bag for outreach teams to give in-hand)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap

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Current Drop-off locations:

Healing Transitions Women’s Campus

Detox entrance
3304 Glen Royal Rd., Raleigh

Raleigh Police Department – Downtown District

218 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh

Raleigh Police Department – North District

6716 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh

Drop-off locations starting January 3, 2022:

TowneBank, Raleigh Branch

3535 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

Cary Fire Department – Station 5

2101 High House Rd., Cary

Cary Fire Department – Station 7

6900 Carpenter Fire Station Rd., Cary

Cary Fire Department – Station 9

1427 Walnut St, Cary

(additional locations will be added soon!)

This opportunity is full

Volunteers will help to fill backpacks with donated essential items.

LOCATION: The Partnership, 112 Cox Ave., Raleigh, NC
DATE:  Monday, January 17, 2022 (MLK Day)
TIME: 10:00-12:00.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative screen within the past 72 hours.
  • Must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Must complete the application below to volunteer.



Volunteers are needed to conduct surveys of people experiencing homelessness, as well as give out donations and information.

There are two ways to help: Assist with Encampment Outreach or at the Site-Based Count event.

1. Encampment Outreach

This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity. Teams will be formed of Street Outreach professionals and volunteers to go into encampments or areas of common congregation for people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will be helping to give out donations and gather information.

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 8:00-10:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6:00-8:00 A.M.

2. Site-Based Count

This is an indoor volunteer opportunity that will coincide with Oak City Cares’ Meal Service on January 29th. Volunteers are needed to assist with conducting surveys and handing out donations at the Site-Based Count held at Oak City Cares in Raleigh.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022, 8:30 A.M.- 11:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022, 11:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative screen within the past 72 hours.
  • Must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Must have a smartphone.
  • Must attend a virtual training on the smartphone PIT app.
  • Must complete the application below to volunteer.

You will receive updates on volunteer training and assignments once you complete your application.

Complete your Application

Learn more.

Sign-Up for the Partnership Newsletter
The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness (Partnership) leads a collaborative network of community partners focused on solutions to end and prevent homelessness in our community. Stay informed, get involved– sign-up for our newsletter,  https://partnershipwake.org/sign-up-for-email/.

Learn about the Raleigh Wake Continuum of Care (CoC)
The Raleigh Wake County CoC plans, develops, and implements comprehensive and coordinated strategies across funding sources and systems to address homelessness in Raleigh/Wake County. The CoC is governed by a board composed of community members invested in the issue of homelessness. The CoC Board is an independent entity, but is not incorporated, so must appoint a local entity to conduct business on behalf of the Board and CoC at large. The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness is appointed as the Lead Agency, Collaborative Applicant, HMIS Administrator, and Coordinated Access System Lead. Become a CoC Member, learn about our committees, and read the data, visit https://wakecoc.org/.


Speak Out.

Help us get the word
Follow us on social media, share our posts, and tag us in your posts! Participating in the PIT Count through donations, volunteering, and support are opportunities to share your passion for ending homelessness.

  • Take a photo of your work in the community and share it! Giving is contagious and you can help ignite a movement towards ending homelessness.
  • Use the Ally logo and share your why for being an ally!
  • Tag us in your posts and use hashtags #PartnershipWake and #WakePIT2022 to spread the word.