Volunteers took to the streets of Chelsea overnight between January 25 and January 26 to determine the scope of the homeless population in Chelsea.
This is the second year that Chelsea has officially participated in the annual census known as the Point-In-Time (PIT) Count. Last year’s survey showed that 14 individuals were homeless in Chelsea. This year the number increased slightly to 16. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said that the survey, “provides us with accurate information that helps us to more effectively navigate individuals to services needed.”
The count was coordinated by Pastor Sandra Whitley in partnership with the City of Chelsea and the Chelsea Police Department. Volunteer teams were dispatched to each of the four “sectors” of the City and were accompanied by a Chelsea Police Officer.
Volunteers gathered at 47 Clark Ave. January 25 at 11:30 p.m. for a brief training before hitting the streets.
The survey and debrief conclude by 3 a.m.