CityServe of the Tri-Valley is seeking volunteers to participate in the upcoming biennial Point-in-Time Count of people living without homes in the Tri-Valley of Alameda County (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, & unincorporated areas such as Sunol). Volunteers will be paired up (or grouped up) and matched with a “Guide” from the community who has personally experienced homelessness. These Guides will lead you and other volunteers in completing a visual tally of individuals experiencing homelessness in an assigned census area.
The Point-in-Time Count, scheduled to take place Jan. 30, 2019, records the number of people staying in shelters and transitional housing, and estimates the number of people who are unsheltered living outdoors on a single night every other year.
The count is a requirement for continued receipt of federal funding of services to end homelessness and gives local communities useful and critical data strategic, program and policy planning and decision-making. The recruitment and training of volunteers for the Point-in-Time Count—known locally as EveryOne Counts!—is being led and managed on behalf of the County of Alameda by the nonprofit organization EveryOne Home.
Volunteers need to be at least age 18, commit to five to six volunteer hours, including one hour of online training prior to the day of the count and four to five hours in person on count day, plus be able to collaborate with one to two other volunteers and one guide, and walk as needed in assigned census tracts. To learn more and get involved, visit the EveryOne Counts! website.
Trainings are available across Alameda County but the Tri-Valley/East County training will be held at:
Asbury United Methodist Church
4743 East Av, Livermore, CA 94550
Date & Time: 1/17/2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM