The County of Ventura needs your help to complete the annual Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Many Mansions will lead the count for the city of Thousand Oaks.
Sign up to volunteer! Volunteers will work in teams and will receive training in recording the count. The teams go out in the early morning, during the day, and in the evening to places where homeless persons are known to gather. Most counters are in the field for a couple of hours at a time, and must be at least 18 years old.
The Homeless Count is a requirement for every community that receives federal funding from HUD. In Ventura County, local groups lead the effort in each of the 10 cities. HUD funding is extremely important in the effort to end homelessness and accounts for almost $2 million annually to support homeless individuals and families in Ventura County.
Because we need to cover so much territory and so many hours, we need a large number of volunteers. Won’t you consider joining us for this enormously powerful cause?
Register Now! Register as a volunteer through Volunteer Ventura County for the location of your choice. During the registration process, you’ll be asked to include your time preference(s). Volunteers will be kept informed of training schedule modifications, where to report, and other details as we move closer to the date of the count.