South County Outreach selected as Deployment Center for Orange County Point-in-Time – Volunteers needed January 23/24, 2019
On January 23 and 24 in 2019, Orange County will be conducting a crucial count and survey of homeless individuals and families. The results of this Point-In-Time Count drastically affects Orange County’s approach to fighting and ending homelessness.
From Everyone Counts OC: “The objective of the Count is to identify trends and decide how best to work together to collaboratively solve this complex social problem.”
South County Outreach is taking the lead as a Deployment Center for volunteers to train and connect before heading to their respective count locations. For this count to make its greatest impact, we need the support of volunteers.
Here’s how it works:
- Interested volunteers sign up for either an early morning (5am-9am) or late night (7:30pm-11:30pm) shift. There are several different volunteer positions available. For more info on volunteer positions, visit here
- South County Outreach will serve as your hub, providing the tools and necessary equipment you’ll need before deploying to your assigned location.
- The results of this Point-In-Time count will answer questions like:
- How many people are experiencing homelessness in Orange County?
- Approximately where are they within the county?
- Who does homelessness affect? (Veterans? Children?People with physical or mental health concerns or disabilities)
This is a critical survey that could effectively alter the way our County handles issues of homelessness.
To volunteer, click here to get started.
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