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Contra Costa Seeks Volunteers for Annual Homeless Count

Reader Submission (Taken in San Francisco).

WHAT: Contra Costa Health Services’ Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services (H3) seeks volunteers for the county’s annual point-in-time count of residents who are experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers will work in groups at designated locations across the county to interview people and collect data.

WHO: Volunteers must be 18 or older. Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to volunteer.

WHEN: Each volunteer must attend a two-hour training during the week of January 21 and work a two- to three-hour shift during the week of January 28. Trainings and shifts are available across the county at a variety of times.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear warm clothing and comfortable footwear to their shifts and be prepared to stand for long periods.

WHY: Data collected during the count help H3 and its partners to improve services for Contra Costa’s homeless population and is used by federal, state and local government to determine funding for homeless services.

Visit cchealth.org/h3for more information and to volunteer. For questions about volunteering, contact Georgia Lucey at georgia.lucey@cchealth.org or 925-608-6700.


  1. In 2018, the Point-In-Time count was 2,234 – an increase of 627 compared to 2017. Something tells me there are a lot more homeless people.

  2. Commerce Secy Ross will be rolling out an upgraded Dewey Decimal system for the census. Fantastic numbers. Nobody has ever seen numbers like these.

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