SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2018) – Sacramento Steps Forward announced today that since opening volunteer registration one month ago, more than 1,000 people have signed up to help conduct the Homeless Point-in-Time Count on Jan. 30 – 31.
“Sacramento has exceeded an audacious volunteer goal and should be very proud” said Sacramento Steps Forward Chief External Affairs Officer Ben Avey. “The flood of compassionate people willing to help address the crisis of homelessness in our community is truly heartwarming.”
Volunteers who have already registered will be invited to attend scheduled training’s next week and following their training they will receive their Point-in-Time Count assignments. Volunteer registration will remain open to continue building a pool of back-up volunteers.
The biennial PIT count is a county-wide special census which provides a snapshot of who is experiencing homelessness on any given night. The data gathered helps shape policy and programs designed to assist some of our most vulnerable residents. Sacramento Steps Forward is partnering with Sacramento State’s Division of Social Work and the Institute for Social Research as our partner on this crucial project.
About Sacramento Steps Forward
Sacramento Steps Forward is a nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness in our region through collaboration, innovation, and connecting people to services. Walking side-by-side with our partners, we seek to provide people experiencing homelessness with the support and services they need to find stability and long-term housing. Since 2012, Sacramento Steps Forward has been the lead agency for Sacramento’s Homeless Continuum of Care.