2016 Homeless Point in Time Count and Survey

Posted on 11/16/2015 12:57:18 PM

The 2016 Homeless Point in Time Count and Survey will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 between 5:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is seeking volunteers from every community in the county to help conduct the 2016 Homeless Point-in-Time Count and Subpopulation Survey.

Teams of local volunteers are needed to help count and administer a brief subpopulation survey to homeless persons living on the streets within their communities. Volunteer counters will attend a training session where they will receive instructions on conducting the count and important safety issues.

Information collected from the count and survey is required to continue receiving federal funding for homeless programs and will enable the county and local cities to assess the size and characteristics of our homeless population in order to develop strategies to help prevent and end homelessness.

Volunteers are needed from every community and from different backgrounds including:

• Business and neighborhood groups

• City and county employees

• Civic and nonprofit organizations

• College students

• Community service clubs

• Faith-based institutions

• Formerly/currently homeless

• Social service providers and

• Anyone else who would like to be part of the solution.

For more information and to sign up now, please visit: RiversideHomelessCounts.com

 

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