WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE EVERYBODY COUNT!
Please join Sacramento Steps Forward for the count of the unsheltered people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County.
The 2019 Point in Time (PIT) count will be held on the nights of Wednesday, January 30, and Thursday, January 31.
Help promote the event by posting fliers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A Better Understanding
The biennial PIT count is a county-wide special census which provides a snapshot of who is experiencing homelessness on any given night. The data gathered helps shape policy and programs designed to assist our most vulnerable residents.
Sacramento State’s Division of Social Work and the Institute for Social Research is our partner on this crucial project.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Just a few hours to help hundreds
Spend one afternoon/evening in your orientation/training (90 minutes) On the nights of the count, you will meet your team, get your map and head out between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to canvass until 10 p.m.
WHO WILL BE PARTICIPATING?
A Community-Wide Commitment
Volunteering does not require any prior experience but you must: be 18 years of age or older; have a strong interest in helping people who are experiencing homelessness; and attend required training to safely conduct accurate counts with teams within carefully pre-mapped territories using mobile devices.
Can my entire family volunteer as a group?
We will do our best to accommodate groups, but we need to fill specific roles on each team. Each group is typically four (4) people: One person drives the others to a pre-defined location. Each team has a designated Team Leader, with special training and typically experience with working directly with the homeless. The others help perform an accurate count.