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Media Advisory

Contra Costa Seeks Volunteers for Annual Homeless Count


Monday, December 17, 2018



Archived. This is an older press release from 2018 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2022 items.


WHAT

Contra Costa Health Services' Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services (H3) seeks volunteers for the county's annual point-in-time count of residents who are experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers will work in groups at designated locations across the county to interview people and collect data.

WHO:

Volunteers must be 18 or older. Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to volunteer.

WHEN:

Each volunteer must attend a two-hour training during the week of January 21 and work a two- to three-hour shift during the week of January 28. Trainings and shifts are available across the county at a variety of times.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear warm clothing and comfortable footwear to their shifts and be prepared to stand for long periods.

WHY:

Data collected during the count help H3 and its partners to improve services for Contra Costa's homeless population and is used by federal, state and local government to determine funding for homeless services.

Visit cchealth.org/h3 for more information and to volunteer. For questions about volunteering, contact Georgia Lucey at georgia.lucey@cchealth.org or 925-608-6700.

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CONTACT
  • Karl Fischer,
    925-313-6832