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Point-In-Time Homeless Count

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Shifts available

6 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Street count (street-based assignment) - this is the time when the largest number of volunteers are needed

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Services count (service-based assignment) - count taking during the time agencies offer free lunches to the homeless

The Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Riverside County and throughout the entire country.  In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and better understand the factors surrounding their housing crisis.

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, January 29, 2020 to survey individuals experiencing homelessness in Palm Springs, so they can be provided with programs and services that will best fit their needs.  No prior experience with the Homeless Count is needed! 

Mandatory volunteer training sessions will be offered by The County prior to the Count. Please use the following County link to register for their online training session (previous volunteers only) or one of the onsite training sessions (in-person) below.

Time & Date                                              Location
Tuesday, January 14, 2020                      Palm Springs City Hall - Council Chambers
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                              3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Thursday, January 16, 2020                    Palm Springs City Hall - Council Chambers
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.                                3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262                  

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the last training session, you can still participate.
You'll be assigned to an experienced group leader during the count.

On the day of the count, a brief 5:30 a.m. orientation will be hosted at Palm springs City Hall - Council Chambers (3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way) as The City's Deployment Center.  Then, volunteers will be sent-out to their Street-Based assignment location(s) by 6:00 a.m. to begin the Homeless Count.  Volunteers will be divided into groups of 3 people for each assignment.  Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to assigned area.  Once Street-Based assignment is completed, volunteers return to the Deployment Center to check-out, or if available, a Service-Based assignment will be given.

Registration for the 2020 Point-In-Time Count is now available at:

To view the 2020 Point-in-Time Count (PITC) Flyer - Click Here

To view the 2020 Point-in-Time Count (PITC) FAQ's - Click Here

For more information and registration, please contact the County Point-in-Time Hotline at (951) 358-3844.


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