Call goes out for county’s annual Homeless Point In Time Count volunteers

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. 
Volunteers fan out in South Palm Springs earlier this year during the annual Homeless Point In Time Count of people living on the streets.

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. 

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  • 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.

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