The countywide 2023 Homeless Point-In-Time Count is coming up on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. The final day to sign up to volunteer is January 19! The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. This year, Goleta City Hall (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B) will be one of the meeting spots for volunteers.
Teams of volunteers will canvas assigned routes throughout Santa Barbara County and will briefly document who is experiencing homelessness. This information is used to plan local homeless assistance systems, justify funding, and raise public awareness. All volunteers are required to attend a virtual training session. In this 1-hour session, volunteers will learn more about the importance of the count, review canvassing best practices, explore the Point-In-Time survey tool, FAQs and more. To make this training as accessible as possible, the online trainings are at varied days and times between Jan. 16 and 20. Only one training is required. To volunteer, please sign up at https://countyofsb.pointintime.info/ by January 19th.