Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Homeless Point in Time count

Volunteers are needed to help in the 2018 Homeless Point-in-time count – its an annual survey that provides a snapshot of how many people are homeless in our area on any given day.

The survey will include people who are unsheltered as well as those in shelters and transitional housing programs.

The count will be done in 8 counties in our area including Franklin, Wakulla and Liberty counties.

Last year's count found 1072 homeless people in the 8 county region.

Volunteers will visit various areas in the counties including homeless camps, to survey men, women and families to access demographics and need.

The count is very important in bringing funding for homeless services to the area.

The count will take place on January 23rd, 24th and 25th.

To sign up as a volunteer or to get more information go on-line to or e-mail Johnna Colemanat

If you can't volunteer but still want to help, the survey also needs donations of items like gift cards, blankets and sleeping bags and snacks and bottled water.