Annual Survey Is Nation Wide
One day a year, during the last week of January, volunteers and human service providers across the nation administer a survey to count community members in homeless situations.
The goal of this survey is to create a realistic and unduplicated count of individuals and families in a homeless situation and those that are precariously housed (staying temporarily with family etc). The survey provides a snap shot of the homeless population; their age, race and gender, where in the valley they are, and their living conditions.
Findings from the survey are used to secure funding to maintain programs that serve the homeless in our community.