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Volunteers still needed for homeless count

On Tuesday, February 22, the City of Claremont, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), will participate in the 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The city is still recruiting volunteers to help count the homeless around the city.

“Volunteers will meet at the Joslyn Center at 8 p.m. on the evening of the count to receive maps, materials, and assignments,” the city’s website read. “[LAHSA and] our volunteers count individuals, vehicles, tents, and makeshift shelters.” Volunteers should plan to be out until 12 a.m.

“Our top priority is to have every volunteer engage meaningfully and safely during the count. Sites will follow public health and social distancing guidelines,” the city’s webpage read. “In consideration of everyone’s safety, we are encouraging volunteers to sign up as teams of two or more. This will allow teams to stay in their Count Team Bubble with people you know. If you do not have teammates at this time, you are still welcome to sign up as an individual for the count.

Others can join your team later through this site, or you can be a part of a team created at your deployment site.”

The data gathered “will be used to determine how vital resources and services will be provided to the homeless individuals and families that reside in our community and throughout the Los Angeles area.”

For more information or to register for this important community effort, visit https://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/2022-homeless-count.

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