… Help with S. Oakland County Homeless Count Day Jan. 28

sideGARDENtopVolunteers Needed to Help with South Oakland County Homeless Count Day Jan. 28seed02tara_cavanaugh_dec and jan 2015

(Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 12, 2014)

The City of Royal Oak is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Alliance For Housing to conduct a point-In-time count of homeless individuals on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Volunteers are needed.

This one-day, approximately four-hour event helps homeless individuals in Oakland County. This data contributes to future strategies and funding initiatives to assist homeless individuals and prevent homelessness.

Volunteers will meet at the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market at 7 p.m. Coordinators will provide teams of volunteers with maps of target locations throughout south Oakland County. These are target areas of known homeless gathering places. A team of volunteers (group of 3 – 4 volunteers) will disperse, in their own vehicles, from the Farmers’ Market to locate homeless individuals in the designated target areas. At these locations, volunteer seed021_helaine-zackteam members will provide homeless individuals with a basic care package (box of socks, hats, gloves, hygiene kit, food, & water donated and prepared by the Alliance For Housing) and note their findings. Volunteers will then return to the Farmers’ Market to submit their findings.

Free parking, rest rooms, water, coffee, and snacks will be provided to all volunteers at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market.

Individuals and groups interested in volunteering for this event should contact Patrick Taylor at Community Housing Network (ptaylor@chninc.net or 248-928-0111) by no later than Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Save the date

When: Wednesday, Jan, 28 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Begin at the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market and travel to areas in south Oakland County
Who: 100+ volunteers are needed

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