Monday, January 14, 2013

ANNUAL HOMELESS COUNT: Volunteers needed to quantify numbers and location

The answer to the question of how many homeless people Arlington has isn’t an easy one, but there is one simple way to find out: Count them.
Volunteer for Arlington’s Homeless Count Night on January 24, 2013, and make a difference for our community and those in need.
The Arlington Housing Authority is looking for volunteers to go out and survey homeless individuals in several designated geographic areas throughout the city.
The biennial Homeless Count Night is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness on any given night in Arlington and throughout Tarrant County.
Information collected helps us better understand why they are homeless, so we can refine existing programs to best serve those in need. Data gathered also may impact the future amount of federal funding available to the City of Arlington to address homelessness.
This initiative captures a snapshot of those who are unsheltered – literally sleeping outside – on the street, in a car or abandoned building on the night of the canvass. Information collected will also provide important data for the city’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.
On the night of the count, volunteers will meet at a staging location to receive their assignment. Training for volunteers will be provided via GoToTraining and during the night of the count.
To sign up as a volunteer, visit or send an email to
Click here to view the recruitment flyer.

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