Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender), Military/Veterans, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+

Point in Time Homeless Count

Hearts to Nourish Hope will be coordinating the Clayton County 2019 Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count on the morning of January 28, 2019. We are currently asking for volunteers to help conduct this count.

The surveys conducted by volunteers will provide demographic information on each unsheltered, homeless individual, give insight to their homeless history, and assess individual needs that will enable the Continuum to effectively plan housing and service interventions to prevent and end homelessness in Clayton County.

How Will this Project Work?

In order to capture information on the unsheltered homeless population, the Balance of State Continuum of Care utilizes both a street count and service-based methodology. The night of the 2019 unsheltered count is from sundown January 28, 2019 to sunrise January 29, 2019.

PIT counts use surveys conducted by service providers and volunteers to determine where those experiencing homelessness were sleeping on the night of the count.

The target population is individuals and families living in a place that is not meant for human habitation, such such as living outside, in an abandoned structure, dilapidated housing, cars or other motor vehicles, or encampments.

The street count will involve volunteers going to places where people experiencing homelessness are located to administer surveys. This service-based methodology utilizes surveys collected at locations where individuals and families experiencing homelessness are seeking services, such as a day center, food bank, public library, or other service provider.

DCA will provide the survey instrument, training, technical assistance, data input and data analysis for participating counties. The survey instrument for the 2019 count will be the Counting Us app from Simtech Solutions.

What Can You Expect?

In order to conduct a full count we need to show that the entire county was covered. We will be recruiting volunteers to assist with the surveys and anticipate having 50-60 participate in the unsheltered count the morning of the 28th. Training will be conducted with those volunteers regarding safety protocol, use of the survey app and general information regarding how the data is used.

We would like you to be aware of our efforts and ask that you consider supporting us however you feel comfortable.

All volunteers will report to a specific meeting location prior to beginning their shift. The teams will consist of 3-4 adult volunteers. Each team will receive a map with a specified geographic location, identification badges, flashlights, safety protocol and emergency phone numbers and items to leave with the individuals surveyed.

Please sign-up with Hands On Atlanta below and complete the attached survey link by Wednesday, January 23rd.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0QLrUCAMeffv-LuYX3d4YN6Gt73jFq6SyGWLt9aElwkTS4A/viewform?usp=sf_link

This Food Pantry is an affiliate of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and is posting volunteer opportunities as part of a collaborative partnership between Hands On Atlanta and The Atlanta Community Food Bank. Through this partnership, Hands On Atlanta is providing training and support to nine affiliate food pantries to increase their capacity to recruit, manage and retain volunteers, with the ultimate goal of strengthening services provided to families and individuals at risk of hunger.
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