One Day Homeless Count – 01/26/2017

South San Francisco, CA    December 15, 2016  County of San Mateo Human Services Agency 

Dear Community Members,
On Thursday, January 26, 2017 from approximately 6 am to 10 am, San Mateo County will conduct its biennial One Day Homeless Count. The One Day Homeless Count is a census and survey of unsheltered homeless people conducted in collaboration with community and County partners. The results from the count will provide us with a better understanding of the number of homeless individuals and families and their needs. Collecting strong data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless people in our community is a vital component of local planning and program development to meet the County’s goal to end homelessness by 2020.
Volunteers Needed! Individual and group volunteers play a critical role in the census and survey to collect accurate data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless individuals and families. Sign up today as a Team Member to assist in tallying and administering surveys to homeless individuals in a particular coverage area throughout the County. All volunteers will also need to sign up for a 2-hour mandatory training in the weeks leading up to the One Day Homeless Count. Please keep in mind that all volunteers need to be at least 18 years old.
To sign up to volunteer and select a training time/location please visit: http://hsavolunteers.ivolunteer.com/smconedaycount2017
In addition, please share this opportunity with your colleagues, family, and friends to get involved. For more information on the One Day Homeless Count, including a volunteer flyer, please visit: http://hsa.smcgov.org/2017-one-day-homeless-count
With further questions, please email HomelessCensus@smcgov.org
Thanks again for your continued partnership!

Trisha Howard
County of San Mateo Human Services Agency
Collaborative Community Outcomes
1 Davis Drive, Belmont CA 94002

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