Quarterly Hopeline Report, April-May-June, 2nd Quarter 2019
Data compiled by Jim Pierce, Hopeline Coordinator
80 calls total to Hopeline for 2nd Quarter (April-June) 2019.
April: 28 calls, moderately active month. Of the 25 unique client callers, 9 (36%) stated they were homeless or near homeless.
May: 22 callers, 11 of whom stated they were homeless or near-homeless (50%) .
June: 30 callers in June, a very busy month and the largest number for 2019 YTD. Of the client callers, 12 of 27 unique callers (44%) stated they were homeless or near homeless.
April: 1 extended motel stay shared with VIP (Victims Intervention Program). 2 rental placement assistances granted.
May: 3 motel placements; 2 shared costs with VIP and one was completely paid for by St. Vincent de Paul Church.
June: 3 cases (total of 5 persons) were placed in motels: One two week stay shared w/VIP, 1 one-week stay referral to Family Promise/Monroe, and 1 single night stay. 1 rental placement assistance paid.
Over the course of the 2nd Quarter 2019, 42 callers were given referrals to agencies for assistance such as Safe Haven, VIP, Family Promise, Pike County Human Development, Share, 211, etc.
We are in need of additional volunteers to help cover the Hopeline calls. Please consider volunteering with us! It’s easier than you think!
Pike County Hands of Hope is a Christ-centered organization dedicated to providing compassion and hope to the homeless and near-homeless families and individuals by meeting their basic and urgent needs of food, clothing and shelter.
All Hope Line callers are reminded to accept blocked calls when calling the Pike County Hands of Hope Hope Line for assistance. Our volunteers use *67 to hide their numbers and to protect their privacy when returning calls to Hope Line callers. These calls may show up on your phone as “blocked,” “restricted,” “private,” or “unknown,” depending on the various carriers. Callers are also encouraged to leave the best time to call when leaving a message. Our Hope Line Volunteers make several attempts over the course of 3 days to return calls.