The Signal Tribune newspaper

Volunteers Needed to Count City’s Homeless Population

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting volunteers to help conduct the City’s fourth biannual homeless count, set for January 29, 2009.

The count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the City to receive federal funds for supportive services to assist homeless persons. This count will help define the scope of homelessness at the local, state and national level, and help determine existing resources, identify gaps and highlight progress toward ending homelessness.
More than 300 volunteers are needed. Teams of threes— one community volunteer, one service provider and one homeless person— will count the homeless population in each of the 47 mapped segments of Long Beach. Participants will also help survey all emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs in the city.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend a one-hour orientation session before the count. For more information or to volunteer, call (562) 570-4003 or visit

1 Comment

One Response to “Volunteers Needed to Count City’s Homeless Population”

  1. Volunteers Needed to Count City’s Homeless Population | Signal … on December 26th, 2008 2:53 pm

    […] front page · archives · General Information · Advertising · RSS. Signal Tribune Newspaper random header image. More […]

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.

Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and Signal Hill
Volunteers Needed to Count City’s Homeless Population