Volunteers needed for Homeless Count Thursday evening, January 29th

HomelessCountLogoEvery two years the Los Angeles Homeless Authority conducts a county-wide census of homeless residents in the L.A. area. They count the entire area in one night. The information collected will be used to improve and increase services and funds for homeless assistance services in Los Angeles.

The Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) invites you to join them in volunteering with the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count on Thursday, January 29th at 8 p.m. MCWCC, in partnership with the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW), will host a local deployment site located at the NCJW building, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. , at the corner of Clinton St.

On the night of the count, volunteers will receive training on how to observe and record their local homeless population. Then volunteers will be sent in groups to walk assigned routes and collect the crucial data. They return to the deployment site to turn in the data. The entire process takes just a few hours: 8 – 11 p.m.

To register, go to  http://lahsa.nationbuilder.com/mid_city_west/ .

The entire county-wide Homeless Count needs over 6,000 volunteers, so everyone who can help is important.

“It only takes one night to make a huge contribution to the welfare of so many,” says Mid City West board member Brandy McKay. “It’s one of the fastest, easiest and most effective ways to help the homeless community.”

“We as a board are excited to be partnering with LAHSA and the National Council for Jewish Women in this greater effort to assist our local homeless population,” said Scott Epstein, chair of the Mid City West Community Council.

Other links:
MidCityWest Community Council
Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency
More information about the Homeless Count

 

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