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San Bernardino Seeks Volunteers for its January 26 Homeless Point-In-Time Count

By Jeff Kraus
Public Information Officer
01/11/2023 at 04:01 PM

The City of San Bernardino is asking members of the community to volunteer for its annual homeless Point-in-Time Count (PITC) on Thursday, January 26, from 5:30 am to 10:00 am. Participants will convene at the San Manuel Stadium parking lot, home of the San Bernardino 66ers, located at 280 South “E” Street.

“The Point-in-Time Count has a direct impact on our city’s funding to address homelessness and volunteer turnout is critical to the count’s success,” said Mayor Helen Tran. “I will be there on January 26th and hope to see everyone there to help San Bernardino address homelessness.”

The PITC is a Federally mandated activity created to identify the number of unhoused individuals throughout the nation. The results of the count are used in determining funding allotments for programs and services in local communities. PITC surveys will occur throughout San Bernardino County on January 26.

“The Mayor and City Council recently adopted a comprehensive homeless action plan to serve our San Bernardino’s most vulnerable residents,” said Cassandra Searcy, Deputy Director of Housing and Homelessness. “A complete count is essential to strategically implement the plan and volunteers are critical to the Count’s success.”

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and may include anyone who would like to help address homelessness in San Bernardino, such as social service providers, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, local businesses, civic/nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, current and former homeless individuals, and community members.

To register to be a volunteer, please visit: https://sbchp.sbcounty.gov/community-projects/point-in-time-count/

A “smart” phone/device will be needed to conduct the count. Volunteers are asked to participate in an on-line virtual training session where safety guidelines will be discussed, and instructions provided on how to use the survey mobile app.

For more information, please contact Ashley Esquivel, San Bernardino Homeless Services Coordinator, at (909) 384-7272 extension 3372.

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