Salt Lake County needs volunteers for the 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count
The nationwide Homeless Point in Time Count is happening in Salt Lake County on January 25 – 28. The project involves working in teams to interview homeless individuals to gain information about themselves and their situation.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. Gathering these statistics is vital to understanding a community’s unique homeless population, to hear from the very people affected by homelessness, and to move forward ending homelessness. The county is asking the public to help gather the information from the 25th to 28th of January.
There are multiple opportunities and several ways to be part of the four-day project. Salt Lake County anticipates a need of around 100 volunteers. Most volunteers will conduct surveys with persons experiencing homelessness who are living on the streets. To learn more about the Homeless Point in Time Count project, go to Salt Lake County’s website.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about homelessness in Utah and to gain perspective on the situations many men, women and children in Utah face each day.
To sign up now, fill out the form here.