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.