Annual homeless population county in Jefferson County
Young female volunteer passing clothes to child while both sitting by tent in migrants camp

(Jefferson County) COMTREA will be participating in this year’s annual count of sheltered & unsheltered homeless population which is part of “The Point in Time Count,” an initiative to count the homeless population throughout the 101 counties of the Missouri Balance of State Continuum of Care.

Karen Ferrell is a Supporting Housing Manager with COMTREA’s Housing Office. She says the homeless population count will take place the night of January 25th.

We asked Ferrell how the county will assist in helping the homeless population.

In addition to the biennial count required by HUD, the Missouri Balance of State Continuum of Care conducts an annual count to better track trends and needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

For 2023, COMTREA Housing Office will be leading the count for Jefferson and Franklin Counties.

To complete the point-in-time count, county leaders need community volunteers to help complete surveys.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact COMTREA at 636-931-2700, ext. 1023.