Volunteers needed to help identify people experiencing homelessness | Pierce County

Pierce County is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Point-In-Time Count on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018.

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:00am
  • News

Pierce County is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Point-In-Time Count on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018.

Volunteers will be stationed at meal sites, day shelters, events such as Project Homeless Connect, and DSHS offices throughout Pierce County, and will complete surveys of people experiencing homelessness.

Point-In-Time Count Volunteers:

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Must attend a Point in Time Count Training

• Search for unsheltered homeless within designated locations

• Survey individuals experiencing homelessness using a mobile app

• Provide individuals who have been surveyed with incentives as available

• At least one member on the team must have access to a smart phone, tablet, or laptop with wi-fi.

The final training day is Thursday, Jan. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pierce County Human Services Soundview Building, 3602 Pacific Ave, Conference Room 1.

About the Point-In-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annual event required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Washington Department of Commerce to survey individuals experiencing homelessness across the nation. The results from the PIT are reported to create a trend analysis in the mission to end homelessness in America.

For more information about Pierce County’s Point-In-Time count, please visit: www.piercecountywa.org/pointintime

More in News

City of Enumclaw seeking downtown developer

A new three-story building may be built on the corner of Cole and Railroad.

Panthers jazzed for new Performing Arts Center

Sports fans should also be excited for new home-side covered seating at the school stadium.

New program offers incentives for keeping Lake Tapps clean

Becoming Lake TappsWise certified could lead to savings on a septic inspections and pumping.

Ellenson park likely site for new Enumclaw dog park

City Parks Director Michelle Larson estimates a mid- to late-summer opening.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
County plans for second safe drug site on hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Bonney Lake team is the ‘People’s Choice’ at scholarship dinner

The Panthers advanced culinary team turned eyes and attracted taste buds with their bacon-themed three course meal at the last Bite of the Apprentice.

Colin Lund of the developer Oakpointe presented to the Black Diamond City Council last week, letting the council know how the two housing developments in the city are coming along. Lund estimated the first new Black Diamond residents will be moving in soon. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Black Diamond council expansion plan put on hold

At first, the plan to grow the council to seven elected officials looked to pass. Then council members changed their minds.

Paintings by sumi-e artist coming to gallery

Darlene Dihel’s ink paintings will be on display until May 1.

Most Read