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News Release

Volunteers Needed to Conduct Riverside County Point-in-Time Homeless Count

For immediate release: January 13, 2017

Adult volunteers are needed to assist in the count and help identify locations where homeless people live and receive services. People from all walks of life, including college students, nonprofit organizations, faith based institutions, business and neighborhood groups, and current or former homeless people, are encouraged to sign up to volunteer to assist with the count.

The 2017 Riverside County Point-in-Time Homeless Count will be held from 5:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24. The annual effort also surveys homeless people throughout the region.

Information collected from the count and survey will ensure continued federal funding for homeless programs, assist in developing strategies to end homelessness, and provide help for homeless children and families in need.

Homelessness counts are also taking place across the United States as part of the national effort to address chronic homelessness.

For more information or to sign up for a volunteer position please see the Riverside County Homeless Counts website.

Interested volunteers may also contact local Moreno Valley Point-in-Time coordinators at 951.413.3449 or np@moval.org.

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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


DPSS Adult Services Division 951.358.3844 RivCoPIT@RiversideDPSS.org