On January 30, scores of volunteers will scour the area to conduct the annual Point-in-Time Count. Coordinated by the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, this count plays a crucial role in federal, state, and local support for homeless services in our area. It also gives the community a better understanding of resources needed to assist homeless individuals and families.

Volunteers conduct surveys and outreach to homeless individuals, families, and military veterans living on the streets and in area emergency and transitional shelters. Mobile volunteers engage and survey homeless persons on the streets, in parks, parking lots, homeless camps, and other places where people congregate. Stationary site volunteers help with a variety of tasks at designated sites. Full-day and half-day shifts are available.

A mandatory volunteer orientation will be held on Monday, January 28, 5:30 pm, at First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market Street NE, in Salem.

To sign up, go to:

http://signup.com/go/QPobGYK  (stationary sites) or 

http://signup.com/go/NPdSaYk  (mobile sites)

If you are experiencing homelessness, visit one of the survey sites on January 30. The information you provide will help our communities design better services and resources to address your needs. All sites will also have items for those participating in the survey.

Survey Sites (open from 8 am-4 pm):

ARCHES Project, 615 Commercial Street NE, Salem
Cascade Gateway Park, 2100 Turner Road SE, Salem
HOAP, 694 Church Street, Salem
HOME, 625 Union Street NE, Salem
HOST, 1143 Liberty Road NE, Salem
Aumsville Food Pantry, 10153 Mill Creek Road, Aumsville
New Life Foursquare Church, 1090 N 1st Street, Stayton
Canyon Crisis Center, 825 NW Santiam Boulevard, Mill City
Old School Community & Youth Center, 22057 Emma St. SE, Lyons
Idanha/Detroit Community Food Pantry, 397 Church Street, Idanha

For additional information, contact KayLynn Gesner at 503-399-9080 or kaylynn.gesner@mwvcaa.org.