North County San Diego has made significant progress on the planning and logistics of two upcoming Registry Weeks. Interfaith Community Services (Interfaith) and supporters will combine their Registry Week efforts with their North County Project Homeless Connect events. Registry Week is a methodology of the 100,000 Homes Campaign wherein communities identify their homeless population by name using the Vulnerability Index Survey Tool. North County’s Registry Week will help the community identify their most vulnerable homeless persons and put them on a path toward permanent housing, while Project Homeless Connect will simultaneously provide individuals with a one-stop-shop for services such as identification cards and medical examinations.
Hosting two Registry Weeks will better suit the needs of North County’s large geographic area. Interfaith will conduct one Registry Week with a Project Homeless Connect event in Escondido during the first week of November. A second Registry Week and Project Homeless Connect event will occur in Oceanside in January, coinciding with the annual Point-in-Time Count. In preparation, North County joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign and has begun to apply for funding grants. The Downtown Campaign looks forward to supporting them in their future efforts!