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!
How many people are currently homeless in Salt Lake County? How many of
them are families, youth, or veterans?
You can help us answer these questions and more by volunteering for the 2019 Homeless Point in Time Count.
What is the 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 23 through Saturday, January 26.
Why we count:
There are several ways you can volunteer and be a part of the Salt Lake County Homeless Point in Time Count. The more volunteers we have for this four-day event, the more successful the count can be!
Volunteer opportunities include:
OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS: We need at least 100 volunteers to work in teams to seek out and interview persons experiencing homelessness who are living
on the streets.
On the evening of day-one ALL volunteers will receive training related to approaching and interviewing persons experiencing homelessness and be organized into teams.
On the mornings of days two-to-four 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: Volunteers will help organize returning street count volunteers, assist with breakfast, and help with organization after the count each day.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE COUNT:
Provide in-kind donations. Items needed include:
Provide monetary donations to provide supplies for the homeless population and support the campaign to end homelessness in our community.