Point-In-Time Homeless Count

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Thank you to all the volunteers who made the 2020 Point-In-Time Count a success!


The Point-In-Time Homeless Street and Shelter Count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County and the entire country.  In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and better understand the factors surrounding their homelessness.

Volunteers are needed to survey individuals experiencing homelessness in Mesa, so they can be provided with programs and services that will best fit their needs.  No prior experience with the Homeless Count is needed!

On the day of the count, an orientation will be hosted at 5:00 a.m.  Then, volunteers will be sent to their project location by 5:30 a.m. to begin the Homeless Count.  Volunteers will be divided into groups of 3 to 4 people for each project location.  Volunteers will be interviewing and surveying individuals in their project location that are experiencing homelessness.  Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to assigned area. 

Registration for the 2021 Point-In Time Homeless Count is not yet available.  Participants are able to sign up individually or as a group.

For registration, please check back in November/December 2020.

We are accepting donations of hygiene/care packages to be given out during the Point-In-Time Count.  We are aiming for gallon-sized bags to hand out, and we are open to what is donated!  To donate, please contact Emily Greco (contact information below).  Donations will be collected in December 2020/January 2021.

Some suggestions to include in the care packages:

  • Socks
  • Chapstick
  • Band-Aids
  • Hand warmers
  • Waterless shampoo
  • Combs
  • Kleenex

For any questions regarding the Point-In-Time Homeless Count:

Emily Greco
Point-In-Time Coordinator

Bethany Freeland
Volunteer Coordinator

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