Purpose:

The purpose of the Everybody Counts Campaign's Point-in-Time (PIT Count) is to obtain a snapshot census of people experiencing homelessness in the Spokane community on one night in January.

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 Spokane - we also learn more about who is homeless and why. The Everybody Counts Campaign 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 Spokane community!

What to expect:

Volunteers will conduct surveys of people experiencing homelessness to connect them to services to resolve their housing crisis. Prior to the count, volunteers will select a location(s) and day(s)/time(s) to complete a 4 hour shift at a food pantry or service site during the count timeframe of January 23rd - January 30th. You can sign up for as many or as few opportunities as you like.

Completion of a 2 hour training is required for new volunteers, whereas a one hour refresher course is required for returning volunteers. The training includes information on how to engage vulnerable populations, basic information about the "Everybody Counts" campaign, 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!

Volunteer Trainings:

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