Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2010 Homeless Street Count Needs Your Help

Posted By on Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Every winter, a group of volunteers does a one-day count of homeless in Tucson--but this winter, the count changes from early morning to evening. Organizers with the Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless recently announced that the 2010 Homeless Street Count will take place next year on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

According to TPCH, changing from morning to evening will help:

•  better count homeless people who will likely be stationary for the night
•  avoid duplicate counting of homeless people who leave shelters early
•  recruit volunteers who cannot take time from work
•  see better and be safer under a near-full moon (and warmer, too, since dawn is the coldest time of day)
•  better distinguish homeless people due to less street and foot traffic
•  observe more evening-active homeless youth
•  and obtain a more truly “point-in-time” count

I participated in the street count last year. It was a good experience, and I plan to volunteer again. Laurie Mazerbo, co-chair of the 2010 count, e-mailed me this week to say that the count still needs volunteers. There are two trainings--one tonight, and another on Dec. 17.

•  Tuesday, December 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Avenue.
•  Thursday, December 17, 3-5 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte (northeast corner at Chapala), Oro Valley, Omega room

Want to volunteer? Send an email to info@tpch.org, or call Settle Madden at 797-9431.

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