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VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED FOR DUARTE 2017 HOMELESS COUNT


DUARTE, CA, December 22, 2016 – The homeless population, although often silent and in the shadows, are part of the demographic make-up of Southern California. To accurately count this often-vulnerable group, the City of Duarte opted to participate in the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The actual count is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 8 p.m. until approximately 12 a.m. The City also participated in the 2015 & 2016 Homeless Count.

            Interested individuals, 18 years and older, are invited to volunteer and assist. The City will need approximately 25-30 volunteers to successfully complete this task. Volunteer counters will receive training and refreshments that evening and be deployed from the Duarte Community Center in groups to count blocks within a specified area. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will be assisting the City in this endeavor. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up by calling Duarte City Hall at (626) 357-7931 ext. 266 or by emailing igarcia@accessduarte.com

            LAHSA, the lead agency for the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LACoC), coordinates a yearly count of homeless people. The organization strives to make a difference in the lives of homeless residents and the count allows them to assess how and where homeless people can be best served. For additional information please contact Duarte City Hall at (626) 357-7931, ext. 221.

 

   About the City of Duarte

The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. With integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a commitment to our community’s future. For more information visit www.accessduarte.com or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the City of Duarte on Facebook at facebook.com/duartecommunity; Twitter @CityofDuarte; Instagram @city_of_duarte, LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-duarte or on Nixle .

 

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