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Point-in-Time Count


Each year Contra Costa County seeks volunteers for its annual homeless count

Next Count is scheduled for January 2015

If you'd like to help Contra Costa County provide services for homeless adults and children, the county's Behavioral Health, Homeless Program needs volunteer drivers and counters.

This is a massive effort requiring hundreds of caring volunteers who are willing to donate 3-4 hours of their time. The county's funding for homeless programs is determined every two years in part by a point-in-time count (PIT) of sheltered (annual count) and unsheltered (bi-annual count) of homeless living the county. The count also provides a baseline for historical data and gives service providers a better understanding for shaping more effective responses. The count takes place in January of each year.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend a one-hour training session one week before the count. On the day of the count, volunteers meet at 6 a.m. for a 30-minute orientation before fanning out across the county in cars to tally homeless persons.

Contact and application information TBA January 2015.