Each year Contra Costa County conducts an annual homeless count with the help of the community...
By administering a point-in-time count (PIT) of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons living in Contra Costa, we are able to deliver better services to our homeless population. The count gives service providers, advocates, and other stake-holders a more nuanced understanding of the state of homelessness and allows us to craft more tailored responses and effective solutions to the issues facing our most vulnerable community members.
This is a massive effort requiring hundreds of caring volunteers. Last year the Multi-faith ACTION Coalition provided 75 volunteers of the 150 who helped. The input from our experiences has impacted the planning of this year's PIT Count. Please help with this important activity this year and recruit others to join you.
Volunteers doing the count directly will donate 2 hours or more of their time to help conduct a brief point-in-time count survey. When assigning volunteers to a site to interview members of our community, every effort will be made to work with the volunteers availability and location.
The 2016 count will take place on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29.
Volunteers must attend one 90-minute training session before the count. Training sessions will be: Saturday, January 23, 9:30-11 am, in Antioch Sunday, January 24, 3:30-5 pm, in Walnut Creek Monday, January 25,12-1:30 pm, in Martinez Tuesday, January 26, 5-6:30 pm, in Richmond