Each year, Citygate Network members survey thousands of individuals utilizing emergency shelter, supportive services, addiction recovery, and residential programs. This year, the deadline to provide your survey results to Citygate Network is February 26.

The survey corresponds with the HUD Point-In-Time Count, which occurred mid January, 2021. We  ask many of the same questions the government asks, but we also seek information specific to faith-based organizations (missions and similar ministries).

The data collected through the Snapshot Survey provides local and national media with a demographic snapshot of homelessness and poverty in communities across North America.

Participation Details

1. Select the date. Choose a specific day between February 8 and February 19, 2021 to conduct your survey.

2. Download and print Snapshot Survey forms. Please download all survey forms located in the table below. Print enough copies of the Facilitator’s Form to collect data from individuals requesting service at all mission locations and check-in areas. The Final Tally Form will help you compile your results and complete the online submission process.

Survey Overview   Survey User Guide
  Facilitator's Form
  Final Tally Form

Survey Overview shares more in-depth about the purpose and value of the survey. When and how to collect the data. 

The User Guide contains instructions that will help you to complete the survey. It provides insight into specific questions in the survey. 

Print enough copies of the Facilitator's Form to collect data from individuals at all mission locations and check-in areas.
Use the Final Tally form to compile your survey results (totaling numbers from all Facilitator’s Forms) before submitting them online. ?

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3. Conduct the survey. If possible, survey everyone using mission-offered services, including your program participants and those coming for a meal, the day room, clothing, chapel service, etc. If that's not practical, collect as many responses as you can.

4. Submit your data. The deadline to submit your Snapshot Survey results is Friday, February 26, 2021. Just press the SUBMIT button below, or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CitygateSnapshot21.

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5. Share your results. In return for your participation, we will send you a report of your mission's survey results and the association-wide comparison along with a press release template that can be used to share your mission's findings with local media.

Questions: Contact Marvin Harrell, director of communications, at mharrell@citygatenetwork.org or (719) 266-8300, ext 103.