Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is looking for individuals age 18 and older interested in helping with its annual homeless count.
The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is designed to gather data about individuals experiencing homelessness to inform funding and programming priorities. It takes place Tuesday-Thursday, January 21, 22, and 23, and covers all Los Angeles County except the cities of Glendale, Pasadena, and Long Beach, which conduct their own counts.
On the days of the Count, volunteers are needed to work shifts of up to four hours as either counters, drivers or navigators. Volunteers work in teams of two to four individuals, and receive training and materials before being deployed to gather data on assigned blocks in an area.
For individuals who prefer to volunteer in an office setting, help is needed with data entry, volunteer recruitment and other support functions at LAHSA headquarters. Shifts of two to four hours are available before, during and after the Count
LAHSA was created in 1993 to fund and coordinate homeless services and housing assistance to support the homeless population of men, women and children in the city and county of Los Angeles. It has coordinated homeless counts in the Greater Los Angeles area since 2005. For more information or to register to volunteer, go online.