Volunteer registration for the 2019 Homeless Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is open. The count will be conducted on the evenings of Jan. 30 – 31, 2019. Every two years, Sacramento Steps Forward conducts this canvass of Sacramento County in order to assess how many persons are experiencing homelessness in our region.
This count is critical to guide plans to address the needs of the population, and an accurate count is important. The more feet on the street counting, the more accurate the count will be.
Anyone over 18 can participate in the count. Participation from the greater community is critical not only to accuracy, but for the community to become an active part of the solution.
Volunteers are asked to participate in one 90-minute training session prior to the count, and each night of the count will last 3-4 hours.
Each group is typically four people, with a designated team leader – someone who has prior experience with the homeless population.