Thursday, January 2, 2014

Accepting Applications | Volunteer Opportunity: Unsheltered Count

Got a New Year's Resolution to do some good in 2014? Join St. Stephen's Human Services in conducting their next Unsheltered Count on Thursday, January 23rd. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the day to help identify and reach unsheltered homeless individuals and families. More details below regarding volunteer sign-up and an upcoming training session.

Unsheltered Count - January 23, 2014  

The Unsheltered Count is a point-in-time survey conducted quarterly by St. Stephen's Human Services' Street Outreach Team and volunteers. By going into the community and to sites that work with people experiencing homelessness, we attempt to identify people who stayed awake, slept outside, doubled up with friends or family, or slept in other unsafe or substandard conditions. 

The purpose of the Unsheltered Count is to: 
  1. learn more about the unsheltered population so we can better serve them; 
  2. educate the community about the number of people who are unsheltered throughout the year; and
  3. use data to secure funding for organizations working to end homelessness.
The next count is Thursday, January 23rd.  We are looking for volunteers to assist our staff to reach as many unsheltered homeless individuals and families as possible.  If you are interested in helping out, we have volunteer shifts available throughout the day (7:30 am - 8:00 pm) at different sites around Minneapolis.   

There have been some recent changes to the survey, and we are asking all volunteers to attend a training session the week before the survey on January 16th at 5pm

If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact me ASAP. Please share this email with anyone you think might be interested in helping out.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our mission!
Michelle Perrin
St. Stephen's Human Services
P: 612-879-7627

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