The County of Alameda conducts a homeless count once every two years to retain and improve Alameda County’s funding for homeless services and meet federal data reporting requirements. It also increases community understanding of homelessness, and informs strategic, program, and policy planning.
The next biennial county-wide homeless count will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Once again, the City of Fremont will lead the coordination effort in the South County and is looking for volunteers to participate in this important event. Volunteers will work alongside formerly or currently homeless guides to count the number of homeless individuals in the South County.
Preliminary details for the homeless count include the following: It takes place in the early morning from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 within the South County limits. Volunteers will receive specific assignments the day of the count. The deployment center location is the Fire Department Training Classroom, located at 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A in the rear entrance. One hour of training will be given the week of January 14th (exact date and time TBD). An online training will be available for volunteers who are unable to attend in-person training. Participation in this year’s homeless count includes a five to six hour total time commitment.
For questions or to sign up to volunteer for the count, visit Everyone home.