PIT Count 2024


Point-in-Time Count to occur county-wide Wednesday, January 24

United Way of Marshall County is working with the local faith community, nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers to conduct a survey to collect data on homelessness and housing insecurities in Marshall County. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people across the United States on a single day in January. This year’s count takes place on Wednesday, January 24. Local efforts will provide a “snapshot” of homelessness in Marshall County.

Families and individuals who have relied on the township trustee, churches, or charities to help them stay housed month-to-month are asked to participate in the PIT Count. Persons facing eviction, who rely on couch surfing, or feel they are forced to reside in an unsafe space are encouraged to make their voices heard. Multiple families staying in a single residence – not by choice – are asked to participate, too.

Have you experienced homelessness? Do you know someone who must fight month-to-month to keep their family in a safe, affordable home or apartment? Please help spread the word about this important event. The local PIT Count will improve understanding of the needs and circumstances of the people who are affected by homelessness in Marshall County. The PIT Count gives nonprofits, like the United Way, and local officials the information needed to apply for grants and craft programming opportunities to address the housing needs in Marshall County.

Individuals may go to the PIT Count locations listed below on Wednesday, January 24. Specially trained volunteers will be at each PIT Count location to help in the simple, quick process.


Argos Public Library
142 N Michigan St
1 – 3 pm


First Faith Fellowship Church
204 N Washington St
1 – 3:30 pm and
5:30 – 6:30 pm


Grace Food Pantry
1237 W Plymouth St
11 am – 4 pm during food pantry hours


Bread of Life Food Pantry
6770 N Michigan Road
12:30 – 3:30 pm during food pantry hours

Marshall County Neighborhood Center
402 W Garro St
5 – 6:45 pm during food pantry hours

Red Rock Inn Lobby
2550 N Michigan St
5 – 7 pm

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
412 N Center St
1 – 3 pm

United Way of Marshall County will also collect data through the end of January at these times and locations:

Tues, Jan. 23

Argos United Methodist Church
570 N Michigan St, Argos
9 -11 am

Grace United Church of Christ
307 N Plymouth St, Culver
10 am – noon

Thurs, Jan. 25

Argos United Methodist Church
570 N Michigan St, Argos
5 – 7 pm


If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering to join the Count efforts, please visit: Volunteer Hub or reach out to Barb Holcomb at barbholcomb51@gmail.com.