Point In Time Count 2024

COST: [Free]
Organizer: Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation (SB ACT)
Posted by:info@sbact.org

Every day in Santa Barbara County, hundreds of people sleep in cars, shelters, or on the street. Would you like to join us in some practical ways to aid people experiencing homelessness? The Point-in-Time count is coming up, and we need YOU to make it happen.

The Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care is recruiting volunteers to conduct interviews with individuals and families during the Point-In-Time Count on Wednesday, January 24th between 5:30am and 9:00am. Teams of volunteers will canvas assigned routes throughout Santa Barbara County and will briefly document who is experiencing homelessness. This information is used to plan local homeless assistance systems, justify funding, and raise public awareness. All volunteers (including elected officials) must register online at countyofsb.pointintime.info by January 19. Volunteers can register as individuals or in teams.

All volunteers are required to attend a training session. In this 1-hour session, volunteers will learn more about the importance of the count, review canvassing best practices, explore the Point-In-Time survey tool, FAQs and more. To make this training as accessible as possible, online trainings are offered on varied days and times between January 16th and 19th. In-person training opportunities in Isla Vista, Lompoc and Santa Maria will also be available, with days and times announced in January. Only one training in-person or virtually is required. Spanish training is available upon request, please email pit@sbact.org by January 11, 2024.

The PIT count is only possible with a community-wide effort by the incredible support of many volunteers and partners. Your help is important in capturing this crucial community data. Volunteers are needed for community canvassing or support at the deployment centers. Help us spread the word and sign up today!

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