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2017 Point-In-Time Counts

Ending homelessness requires understanding of homelessness.

Each January, volunteers in communities across the U.S. conduct a “homeless census” called a Point-In-Time Count that takes a count of people using shelter services as well as those who are sleeping unsheltered. The PIT count allows a community to understand not only how many people are without homes, but also who they are demographically (e.g., individuals, families, youth, veterans, seniors, etc) and the services they receive and/or need. The data collected through the PIT Count also helps to determine federal funding for local homelessness services.

This year’s PIT Counts are rapidly approaching, and volunteers are still needed. First Place encourages our supporters to get involved.

Upcoming PIT Counts in First Place service areas

Alameda County

January 31, Daybreak – 10:00am
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Contra Costa County

January 26 & 27, daylight hours
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Los Angeles County

January 24 – 26, day and night shifts
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San Francisco County

January 26, 7:00pm – Midnight
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Santa Clara County

January 24 & 25, 5:30am – 10:00am
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Solano County

January 24, 6:00am – 10:00am
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For information on how to get involved in PIT Counts in other areas, contact your local homeless services agency.

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