Help make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness on the streets. We need to find these individuals, let them know we care, and that help is available!
Salt Lake County Homeless Point in Time Count
The Point in Time Count is an annual count of homeless persons that takes place over the course of four sequential days from Wednesday, January 24 through Saturday, January 27. The goal is to find homeless persons living on the streets and gather information in order to connect them with available services. There are several ways you can be a part of the Salt Lake County Homeless Point in Time Count. For this effort, we anticipate needing upwards of 100 volunteers, most of whom will search out and conduct surveys with persons experiencing homelessness who are living on the streets. In order to more broadly connect with people throughout the Salt Lake valley, we are expanding the geography of the count this year and will have three home base locations for volunteers to meet and start out from each day of the early morning count. These locations will be in downtown Salt Lake, Riverton and Murray.
Wednesday, January 24 – Saturday, January 27, 2018
OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS: We need 100 or more volunteers to work in teams to seek out and interview homeless individuals who are living on the streets. This is a four-day event. On the evening of day one volunteers will receive training related to approaching and interviewing persons experiencing homelessness and be organized into teams. On the mornings of days 2-4 each team will have the opportunity to thoroughly explore a designated geographic area to outreach to homeless persons for the three days of the Homeless Point in Time Count.
HEADQUARTERS VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers at Headquarters during the mornings of the Point in Time count. Volunteers will help organize returning street count volunteers, assist with breakfast, and help with organization after the count each day. This is a 5:30am to 7:30 am shift, Thursday, January 25-Saturday, January 27. The Wednesday evening training will also be part of this volunteer assignment.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE COUNT: There are other vital roles to the effort of the Homeless Point in Time Count, including providing in-kind or monetary donations to provide supplies for the homeless population and support the campaign to end homelessness in our community.
Food and drink will be provided to you at the evening training and during every volunteer shift at Headquarters!
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