As the representative of the Fifth Council District, I want to make sure I do my part to end homelessness. One of the first steps to achieve this goal is to help identify, as precisely as possible, the exact number of homeless people living in our community. These counts are used by homeless service providers, researchers, advocates and funders, and are the most reliable source of data on the homeless population.
On Thursday, January 28th, communities across the country will begin conducting their annual Homeless Point-in-Time Counts. Point-in-Time Counts measure both the number of homeless people in shelters and the number of homeless people who are unsheltered (for example: people who are sleeping in any place unfit for human habitation, such as the street, a car, or alley).
There is especially a need for volunteers to help count homeless youth in our area. That effort has already begun, but we can still help.
Please join us as we volunteer to count and do our part to end homelessness. On the 28th the time commitment is from about 8 p.m. through 11 p.m. It's a modest amount of time to help so many people, and the information that is generated is essential in helping us make the best possible decisions about our efforts and resources. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
Councilmember, 5th District
General Information and to volunteer: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/
Get involved with the Youth Count: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/youth_count