FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2021
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Dan Davidson, Pasadena Homeless Count
(909) 816-3460, email@example.com
Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org
PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Homeless Count will take place the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 25, and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The Pasadena Homeless Count sets in motion a year full of education, engagement and action for the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness.
Each year, volunteers help count and survey people experiencing homelessness who are living on the streets of Pasadena during a single night the last week in January. The Homeless Count provides meaningful data to further the City’s understanding of our local homeless population and to inform resource allocation for services and programs.
Volunteer teams of 3-4 people will disperse to assigned zones on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 25 (8-10 p.m.), and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 26 (6-8 a.m.), to count and administer a survey to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will also distribute hygiene kits while conducting the survey.
All volunteers are required to participate in both shifts, and the same teams will go out together in the evening and the morning. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must show proof of COVID vaccination or of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the Homeless Count.
All local COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed for the safety of our unhoused neighbors and volunteers. All volunteers will be required to attend an online orientation to prepare for the count on either Jan. 18 or 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Volunteers are the backbone of ensuring the Homeless Count is a success and is carried out effectively and comprehensively. Please consider signing up with your friends and neighbors. Volunteer registration is open now through Jan.7 at www.pasadenapartnership.org. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.