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Volunteers needed for Jan. 28 homeless count

Posted Jan. 15, 2016

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On Jan. 28, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) will lead the community’s Count Night 2016 an annual census of the homeless in Tarrant and Parker counties. Volunteers are needed as Fort Worth joins communities across the nation to count the homeless during the last 10 days of January.

TCHC coordinates the census and survey of the homeless not only to fulfill federal requirements for funding for a variety of homeless housing and supportive services, but also to understand changing trends, the extent and nature of homelessness. The data will also assist in measuring the degree of success in ending homelessness.

This is the eighth census of the homeless.

On Jan. 28, volunteers will gather at 8 p.m. and deploy from locations in Fort Worth, Arlington, northeast Tarrant County and Weatherford. The count should conclude by about 1 a.m. To assure the most accurate count with no duplicate counting, the count will be conducted late at night after emergency shelters have closed intake and unsheltered homeless people will begin retiring to their campsites or other outdoor locations.

Preliminary results of the count will be presented at the State of the Homeless Address in February.

To learn more, call 817-509-3635 or visit the TCHC website.

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