Annual Homeless Count January 24th
San Juan County’s 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 24. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated by the State of Washington in 2005 (RCW43.185C.030), is conducted annually at the end of January.
This year San Juan County Health & Community Services is collaborating with the Resource Centers on each island to provide Point in Time Count volunteer training on the following dates:
- San Juan Island Family Resource Center January 10 at 1:00pm
- Orcas Community Resource Center January 16 at 1:00pm
- Lopez Island Family Resource Center January 18 at 12:00pm
Last year, the Point in Time Count identified 57 individuals living outdoors, in vehicles, abandoned buildings, or substandard RVs/Boats. There were 63 individuals also identified who were living in temporary, unstable living arrangements, often with family or friends.
If you have questions or would like to help with the count, please contact Ryan Page, San Juan County Affordable Housing Coordinator, Health & Community Services, 370-0590, firstname.lastname@example.org