Although the information gleaned from the 2015 Point-in-Time Count is not a definitive measurement of homelessness within Ventura County, this snapshot assists our community in the following ways:
- Understanding the extent of homelessness and changes in trends among this population;
- Providing a measure to track local performance and progress toward ending homelessness;
- Identifying local priorities and prioritizes allocation of resources;
- Providing guidance for planning and developing more effective services and resources; and
- Increasing public awareness and education about homelessness issues.
With our large geographic area to encompass, this is an enormous task each year to accomplish. The Ventura County CoC extends its gratitude to the dedicated staff, volunteers, agencies and respondents that participated in the Count.