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Volunteers Wanted for Point-in-Time Count of Homeless in Montgomery County

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Homeless Services Planning and Coordinating Committee will be conducting its 16 annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of the area’s homeless and formerly homeless population.

As part of Council of Governments count, the Montgomery County Point-in-Time-Count is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Thursday morning Jan. 26. The PIT is an annual survey of homeless persons in Montgomery County who are residing in sheltered and unsheltered environments. Volunteers will be going out late evening, from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

All volunteers must preregister by January 23 and attend the mandatory training on the night of the PIT January 25. Training will be held at 7:30 pm. at 1301 Piccard Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville, for all volunteers. The training will provide outreach education, review of the survey, and safety tips. At the conclusion of the training, teams will be formed and volunteers will be sent out to various locations throughout Montgomery County seeking homeless persons to complete the survey.

The information provides the County Executive, County Council and Federal Government with a census count of the number of homeless persons with and without children.

Anyone with questions should email at HHSPIT@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-3289.