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Point-In-Time-Count 2018 

Point-In-Time Homeless Count

The Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Riverside County and throughout the entire country.  In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and better understand the factors surrounding their housing crisis.

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to survey individuals experiencing homelessness in Palm Springs, so they can be provided with programs and services that will best fit their needs.  No prior experience with the Homeless Count is needed! 

Volunteers are mostly needed during the morning hours to help with the early count. Volunteers can also count during the lunch hours, but there is no obligation to work the entire seven hours. Just a few hours of volunteer time is greatly appreciated!

Mandatory volunteer training sessions will be offered by The County prior to the Count. Please use the following County link to register for their online training session (previous volunteers only) or one of the onsite training sessions (in-person) below. https://www.research.net/r/D7QHTQ3

Time & Date                                              Location
Monday, January 8, 2018                        Palm Springs City Hall - Chambers
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Wednesday, January 10, 2018               Palm Springs Library
1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.                                300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Thursday, January 18, 2018                   Desert AIDS Project
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                               1695 N. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA  92262

On the day of the count, a brief 6:00 a.m. orientation will be hosted at The Police Training Center, Classroom C (200 S. Civic Drive) as The City's Deployment Center.  Then, volunteers will be sent-out to their Street-Based assignment location(s) by 6:30 a.m. to begin the Homeless Count.  Volunteers will be divided into groups of 3 people for each assignment.  Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to assigned area.  Once Street-Based assignment is completed, volunteers return to the Deployment Center to check-out, or if available, a Service-Base assignment will be given.

Registration for the 2018 Point-In-Time Count is now available at http://www.riversidehomelesscounts.com/.

For more information and registration, please contact the County Point-in-Time Coordinator at RivCoPIT@RivCo.org or (951) 358-3844.

 

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