On Monday July 23rd, 2018, the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation coordinated with community agencies and volunteers to conduct the Westside’s first-ever Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count.
The 2018 Point-in-Time Count is a significant step towards better understanding homelessness on the Westside. It provides valuable information about the individuals experiencing or struggling with homelessness in the community.
In addition to important data on living conditions, the 2018 PiT Count allowed the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nations as partnering agencies to build and foster relationships with service providers and improve the capacity to conduct PiT Counts in the future. The lessons learned from the 2018 count will inform future counts and housing initiatives on the Westside.