Annual Homeless Count January 23

Posted January 21, 2020 at 7:08 am by

San Juan County’s 2020 Point in Time Home­less Count will be con­duct­ed on Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 23. 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.

If you are inter­est­ed in col­lab­o­rat­ing with San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices and/or inter­est­ed in receiv­ing train­ing please con­tact Ryan Page, Hous­ing Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor, at either 360–370-0590 or ryanp@sanjuanco.com.

Last year, the Point in Time Count iden­ti­fied 67 indi­vid­u­als liv­ing out­doors, in vehi­cles, aban­doned build­ing, or sub­stan­dard RVs/Boats. There were an addi­tion­al 82 indi­vid­u­als iden­ti­fied who were liv­ing in tem­po­rary, unsta­ble liv­ing arrange­ments, often with fam­i­ly or friends.

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