The City of Chino and the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership are seeking volunteers to help count the homeless population in San Bernardino County. The Count will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00-10:00 a.m.
Volunteer counters will be grouped in teams of three and assigned to a deployment center in Chino. Team members will then be escorted around the City to locate and count homeless individuals and families who are considered to be unsheltered. The count will also include a survey to determine risk factors contributing to homelessness.
The Count is a Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development mandated program that allows communities to better understand the number and characteristics of people sleeping on the street, or in other places not meant for human habitation. Communities around the country must participate in this process in order to apply for federal homeless services grant funding. Federal grant funds are currently the largest source of homeless services funding in San Bernardino County.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the count may register now at www.sanbernardinocountyhomelesscounts.com. For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact Josh Munch, Community Services Coordinator, at 909.334.3488.