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January 14, 2020

Volunteers Needed for 2020 Salt Lake County Homeless Point-in-Time Count

Gabe Moreno - Email
(801) 604-5667

Salt Lake City, UT - The annual statewide count of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness will be held January 23-25. Local communities across Utah need volunteers to help survey people early in the mornings on January 23, 24, and 25 to find out where they slept on the night of January 22nd, providing an in-depth single-night look at homelessness in Utah.

The goals of the count – known as the Point-in-Time Count – are to find individuals and families experiencing unsheltered homelessness (living on the streets or in cars or places not meant for human habitation) and gather information to connect them with available services, help policymakers set benchmarks to measure progress toward ending homelessness, and help plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs.

Volunteers are needed in each part of the state to work in teams to seek out and interview those who are living on the streets. On the evening of Wednesday, January 22, volunteers will receive training related to approaching and interviewing persons experiencing homelessness and be organized into teams. On the mornings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, each team will thoroughly explore a designated geographic area to conduct outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to participate for all four days, if possible. Learn more about the count in your area at:

Salt Lake County
Learn more and sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHpQuGcMHmAk80VE6JD6ysAgpwTWRG8fS06BkBil0ILmikvg/viewform

Utah, Summit and Wasatch Counties
Email: heatherh@unitedwayuc.org

All other counties
Contact the Local Homeless Coordinating Committees found here:
https://endutahhomelessness.org/point-in-time-count/



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