JUNTA Count Us In: Homeless Count
January 26, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 6:00 am PSTfree
The core purpose of our annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. A successful and accurate PIT Count is an essential component to informing our system response to the need in our community and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.
Volunteers will be asked to work in teams of 2-3 to conduct a visual count of individuals experiencing homelessness across King County. Teams are comprised of community volunteers and expert guides (individuals currently/previously experiencing homelessness), who will walk/drive all over their assigned routes beginning in the early morning hours (specific times to be determined). Volunteers are expected to have a cell phone, and to walk approximately 2-3 miles if necessary. Volunteers with cars will be asked to help transport their team members on the day of the count.
To sign up to participate as a volunteer, please head to this website:http://allhomekc.org/king-county-point-in-time-pit-count/review the info and FAQ and click the link there to fill out the short survey. (Please note that expert guides will be recruited separately through a different process. If you have been recruited as a guide, please do not complete this form.)
This event is for AUS students and alumni only.