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Homeless Point in Time Count – Call for Volunteers





The Human Services Division, Lane County’s anti-poverty program, along with non-profit partners including Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), will conduct a one day/night count of people who are homeless in Lane County, called the Point in Time (PIT) Count, on January 25th. The PIT “unsheltered” count reaches out to count people sleeping on the streets, in vehicles, and at parks, camps, and other outdoor locations.


The data collected from the PIT surveys provides invaluable information regarding the County’s homeless residents, and is used to support requests for funding for both housing and services, all with the goal of ending homelessness.


Volunteers are needed to fill 2-3 hour shifts. CALC is coordinating volunteers for the “unsheltered” street count. Volunteers are required to do an online training or can attend a training Tuesday, Jan 17th, at 3:30pm in room 258 of the Health & Human Services Building at 151 W. 7th Ave. in Eugene.


Click here to learn more and sign up now, or contact Michael Carrigan at (541) 844-4677 or


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Thank you to the 2016 Homeless Count volunteers!

The CALC office was bustling with activity from 7am to 9pm yesterday for this year’s homeless street count! The weather cooperated, delicious snacks were had, and hundreds of homeless folks were surveyed and provided with bus passes. THANK YOU to the many, many folks who made this year’s event possible! We are optimistic that the results of this year’s research will lend more strength than ever to efforts to advocate for our homeless community members.


PIT count 2016 collage