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    Volunteers Needed for the Upcoming Countywide Annual Homeless Count

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    Volunteers Needed for the Upcoming Countywide Annual Homeless Count

    • Date: 01/24/2023 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    The County of Ventura needs your help to complete the Homeless Count on January 24, 2023. Sites all throughout Ventura County including: Ventura, Camarillo, Ojai, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Fillmore, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Port Hueneme, Moorpark, and unincorporated Areas.

    Sign up to volunteer here! 

    The 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 $5,500,000 annually to support homeless individuals and families in Ventura County.

    Volunteers will go out in teams in the early morning through the afternoon, 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. Training materials for volunteers can be found here under News & Announcements. 

    Should you have any further volunteer questions, you can contact Annika Sumby at (805) 579-9166 ext. 222 or via email at [email protected]

    Criteria for volunteers:

    18 years or older
    Ability to walk around the community
    Have a cell phone to use for the survey: Here is the link to the ESRI training video showing how to complete the surveys: https://mediaspace.esri.com/media/t/1_4q75vij0

    For more information or questions regarding the Countywide Annual Homeless Count please contact [email protected] or Jennifer Harkey at (805) 658-4342.


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