Join the Cause: Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers for 2024 Homeless Count

The county’s Department of Health and Human Services is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming annual Point-In-Time Street Count at various locations next week.

The count begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and runs through 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Its purpose is to locate individuals who may be living on the streets, in vehicles, at campgrounds, under bridges, or in similar locations. The data collected is utilized at local, state, and federal levels to distribute resources for individuals and households in need of homelessness assistance.

Volunteers will receive training to fully prepare them to interact with people experiencing homelessness and conduct the survey.

Training sessions will be available in both Silver Spring and Rockville on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.:

First-time volunteers are encouraged to attend the in-person training, and light refreshments will be available.

All volunteers need to register in advance by Friday, Jan. 19. For any inquiries, please email [email protected].

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