Purpose:

The purpose of the 2022 Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT Count) is to obtain a snapshot census of people experiencing homelessness in the Stanislaus community on one night in February.

The count includes people who, on the night of the count, are:

The PIT Count is an essential element in our effort to end homelessness, as the data gathered from this census shows us so much more than how many people are homeless in Stanislaus - we also learn more about who is homeless and why. The 2022 Homeless PIT Count presents a great opportunity to raise awareness of the myriad challenges our homeless citizens face, hear personal experiences from those experiencing homelessness, and demonstrate the compassion and generosity of the Stanislaus community!

What to expect:

Volunteers will conduct surveys of people experiencing homelessness and hand out comfort kits (socks, hygiene supplies, resource information, etc.). Prior to the count, volunteers will select a specific location (city) within Stanislaus County to conduct surveys and hand out comfort kits on the day of the unsheltered Homeless PIT Count- early Thursday morning February 24th, 2022.

If you will be participating in the PIT Count as part of a group, you must enter a unique Team name. Each team member must register separately.

Completion of a 1.5 hour training is required for all volunteers (new and returning). The training includes information on safety, how to engage vulnerable populations, basic information about the 2022 Homeless PIT Count, and how to complete surveys via a mobile app.

Much more information, FAQs, training resources, etc., will be provided at the training sessions. Thank you for your help in ensuring that every individual experiencing homelessness counts!

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