The city and county have put out the call for volunteers to participate in Riverside County’s annual Homeless Point in Time Count.
Driving the news: The county sends out hundreds of volunteers to count unhoused people every year. This creates a snapshot of the homeless population in the county and helps county officials advocate for funding and services.
- The results of last year’s count showed the number of people found living on the streets increased by about 15%.
Details: The count will happen on Wednesday, Jan. 25, starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Training is required to be a volunteer. All who step up must have a phone, be 18 or older, and be able to walk for up to two hours.
- A count of homeless youth will also be scheduled for Jan. 25 through 27.