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West Covina will participate in annual Homeless Count

Post Date:01/04/2018 5:00 PM

WEST COVINA, CA, January 10, 2018 – On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the City of West Covina will participate in the annual Homeless Count in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.  The numbers collected during the annual Homeless Count assist the City of West Covina with receiving future funding for homeless resources in the community.  Obtaining an accurate count is largely dependent on the number of volunteers that sign up to participate. 

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will begin the count with a meeting at the Cameron Community Center on Tuesday, January 23rd at 8:00 p.m. The Cameron Community Center is located at 1305 East Cameron Avenue, West Covina, CA 91791. Light refreshments will be provided before volunteers are dispersed to start the count that evening and will count for 2-3 hours and report back.

The City of West Covina is over 16 square miles in size.  With the help of volunteers throughout the community, the City of West Covina’s homeless population can be accurately counted.  During the Homeless Count, volunteers go out in groups to count homeless individuals, families, and encampments and report back directly to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. To participate in the count, volunteers can either go online to www.theycountwillyou.org to sign up or contact Priscilla Perez at the Cameron Community Center at (626) 939-8856. Volunteers 15-17 years of age must have a parent or guardian present throughout the event.

For more information, you may also contact the Community Services Department at (626) 939-8430.
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