Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Humboldt Counts! 2011 Homeless Count

On Wednesday and Thursday January 26th and 27th the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition and participating agencies and organizations will conduct a Point-In-Time count of homeless people. According to Rachel Fuentes, Humboldt Counts! Coordinator, the count serves three purposes. It helps the community comply with HUD requirements for funding, it can be helpful to service providers in long-range planning and it can help providers to evaluate the effectiveness of the services they currently provide.

Volunteers throughout Humboldt County are needed to help interview people living on the streets, in shelters and “doubled-up” with family or friends. They will be asking people where they slept on the night of January 25th, 2011 and gathering demographic information on them. The survey is anonymous. All volunteers will be trained on how to administer the Point-In-Time survey two weeks prior to the count.

Humboldt Counts! is hopeful that it is a shared dream to have Humboldt County’s homeless people and families find permanent housing. If you can help or have additional questions please contact Rachel Fuentes (707) 407-6301 or humboldtcounts@gmail.com

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