Youth Count Philadelphia
Each year, Philadelphia performs a Point-in-Time Count of all homeless individuals living on the streets, unsheltered, or in temporary shelter housing. The purpose is to estimate the size of the population in need of housing and critical life supports, and the Point-in-Time Count is the only statistical estimate of street homelessness currently being conducted.
Given that homelessness can look much different for a young person than an adult, the Youth Count was created to help accurately capture the population. Led by Valley Youth House, a coalition including Covenant House PA, Mazzoni Center, Youth Health Empowerment Project, Youth Service Inc, and other local youth service providers works to promote the Youth Count in the community and facilitate the quarterly event.