VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP COUNT AND INTERVIEW HOMELESS PEOPLE JANUARY 26 IN EAST COUNTY

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By Miriam Raftery

January 9, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – The annual “We All Count” Point in Time count of homeless people in our region will be held the morning of January 26th, organized by the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless. 

Volunteers are needed to help count the homeless in East County communities, and to interview homeless people. An accurate count is important, helping to secure federal funds to assist the homeless.  All volunteers must complete an online training course before the January 26th count.

You can sign up at rtfh.volunteerhub.com to help with homeless counts in Alpine, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee, Spring Valley and Ramona here in East County.

Here is more information on the process:

Counters – Counters literally walk the streets to count the homeless they see. Counters self-select a census tract area to survey and are deployed in teams from a specific count site during the morning of We All Count. For more detailed information, download flyer.

Interviewers – Interviewers get more involved in the counting process by conducting guided surveys of homeless persons willing to tell their story. Interviewers will self-select an interview site and work in teams to conduct these in-person surveys to as many homeless individuals and families as time permits. For more detailed information, download flyer.