Preparing for the 2019 Point in Time Count—Volunteers Needed

Preparing for the 2019 Point in Time Count—Volunteers Needed

San Bernardino

The 2019 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) of sheltered and unsheltered persons and families living in the area is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.

According to the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (SBCHP), the effort to count and survey homeless individuals will help promote government and private funding and other resources for local communities to help people exit life on the streets and prevent homelessness.  College students, civic/nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions, current/formerly homeless, bilingual individuals, service providers, business and neighborhood groups and anyone who would like to help alleviate homelessness. 

In preparation, SBCHP is gearing up for the event. This year for the first time, volunteers conduct the entire PITC using a web-based application designed specifically for the San Bernardino County Point In Time Count. 

Adult volunteers are needed from every community and from all walks of life to become a member of the team who will count and administer a brief sub-population survey to those who are homeless.  For more information and/or to sign up for a volunteer position please see the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership website at sbcounty.gov/sbchp  or, contact: Michele Bletcher (909) 386-8231 or email mkbletcher@dbh.sbcounty.gov.     

Volunteers are encouraged to attend to a Homeless Advocates gathering where officials will share more information about how to prepare for the Point-In-Time count and provide information regarding best practices. 

During the session, volunteers will be introduced to the smart phone/device application that will be used to complete this year’s survey, so they can be knowledgeable and ready to be most effective during the survey process.

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