The Kern County Homeless Collaborative announces the kickoff of the annual Homelessness Census, (aka the Point-in-Time Count or PIT).
The 2016 Homelessness Census of Sheltered and Unsheltered Homeless Persons will take place throughout Kern County during A 24-hour period, Wednesday, January 27 through Thursday, January 28, 2015.
This survey process helps to ensure annual funding to our community for crucial housing and supportive service projects for people who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Most recently the Collaborative applied for federal funds in the amount of more than $5 million for 20 grant programs aimed at ending homelessness in Kern County.
CENSUS WORKERS ARE THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL CENSUS!
The help of approximately 250 volunteers/workers are needed. Must be 18 years or older. The required training will be provided.
January 27, for the Sheltered Homeless Count… …Help is needed to count people who are homeless and who will be staying in shelters.
January 28, for the Unsheltered Count…
…Teams of workers (who we group into three or four people) span out throughout Kern all day long to count people who are
homeless who sleep outdoors, in parks, alleys, by the river, under bridges, etc. or in places not meant for human habitation– cars, abandoned buildings, garages or other structures without electricity or running water on:
The participation of new volunteers from the community are eagerly encouraged and welcome! Those experienced with the Homelessness Census are especially needed.
Go to www.kernhomeless.org and click Volunteer