News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Genie of Fairview Door Company


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine


Canton counts the homeless during a bitterly cold point-in-time
Census count helps determine aid to the community serving homeless people
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
In The Region:

They’re doing the “Point-In-Time” count in Stark County and the rest of Ohio this week. It’s kind of like checking a thermometer to see where things stand. But instead of just measuring hot or cold, this count aims at better helping people.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

LISTEN: Homeless count in the worst of weather

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:01)


Being homeless is bad no matter when, no matter where…but this time of year in this part of the country, it can be deadly.

That’s why in this fierce cold, agencies, churches, charities, and just people who care in northeast Ohio are trying to get everyone indoors.  Of course, sheltering the needy costs. And the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gives money to organizations to help…based on how many needy there are. Thus, the “Point-In-Time” count.

Duane Wykoff heads “Refuge of Hope” in downtown Canton and says the count there is going into the data for D.C. too—even though the Refuge won’t get any money in return.

“We’re funded by churches, by some businesses and foundations, we’re funded by individuals, We are funded by people that have a passion for serving people who live on kind of the margins of society.”

Wykoff says regardless of whether it benefits his organization directly, helping get a truer count of the needy is important because it can lead to better funding for homeless services overall.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on school funding
That's not true. Other school districts HAVE followed this law and done this. Oakhills is one of them and how they were able to provide technology for their s...

Death and beauty at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art
What a disgusting story to air at lunch time.

Ohio Supreme Court grills attorneys on flooding and million-dollar fixes
Perhaps the State of Ohio should take the lead and implement state wide water shed districts that would collect minimum fees. The funds could then be distribute...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University