Volunteers needed for 2017 Point-In-Time homelessness count

Kitsap County and the Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition once again are teaming up to gather information about homelessness in the county.

The agencies are seeking volunteers for the “Point-In-Time Count” to help survey individuals at centralized social service locations and where they live, spend time and receive services.

The activity is to take place Wednesday, Jan. 25 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adult volunteers are needed from every community in Kitsap County and from all walks of life, according to Amy Musselwhite, Housing and Homelessness program specialist.

Basic data will be collected during the annual count in all areas so that local, state and federal funders understand better the scope of homelessness in Kitsap County. The information will be used to help channel funding and other resources to local communities to help people exit life on the street and prevent homelessness, Musselwhite said.

No experience is necessary. Training will be provided each of the two mornings.

To sign up online, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/PIT_volunteer or contact Musselwhite at Kitsap County Human Services, amusselw@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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