Volunteers Sought for Point in Time Count of Homel...

Volunteers Sought for Point in Time Count of Homelessness in Hayward


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The City of Hayward Com­munity Services Division is seeking volunteers to partici­pate in the upcoming biennial Point-in-Time Count of peo­ple living without homes in Hayward and across Alameda County.

The Point-in-Time Count, scheduled to take place Jan. 30, 2019, records the number of people staying in shelters and transitional housing, and estimates the number of peo­ple who are unsheltered living outdoors on a single night ev­ery other year.

The count is a requirement for continued receipt of fed­eral funding of services to end homelessness and gives local communities useful and criti­cal data strategic, program and policy planning and decision-making.

The recruitment and training of volunteers for the Point-in- Time Count—known locally as Every One Counts!—is being led and managed on behalf of the County of Alameda by the nonprofit organization Every­ One Home.

Volunteers need to be at least age 18, commit to five to six volunteer hours, including one hour of online training prior to the day of the count and four to five hours in person on count day, plus be able to collaborate with one to two other volun­teers and one guide, and walk as needed in assigned census tracts. To learn more and get involved, visit Every One Counts.

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