Count Us In is our community’s count of homeless and unstably housed young people ages 12-25. In 2014, 779 homeless and unstably housed young people were counted at over 45 partner locations across King County. Count Us In provides supplemental data to King County’s One Night Count, a point-in-time count for homeless people all across the county. Though the One Night Count is one of the best-established in the nation, it isn’t set up to have detailed demographics. Often times, when volunteers are counting homeless people in parks, under bridges, or in doorways, it is difficult to determine sex, race, or age. As a result, the number of homeless youth counted in the One Night Count is underrepresented. Count Us In provides richer data and increased awareness around the homeless youth population. This volunteer will conduct the count at different branches of the Seattle Public Library.
You can help! We need volunteers comfortable talking to youth in transition and approaching strangers!Volunteers commit to one 2 to 4-hour shift on January 22nd, 2015. Volunteers are also required to complete a training component (one hour) covering how to conduct the survey.
This is a great opportunity for those to get involved who are not able to participate in the One Night Count.
There is a training to complete before January 22nd, the information about the training dates and times are listed in the link below.
Thank you and we look forward to you signing up!
MSW Planning & Public Policy Intern
United Way of King County
Joyce Fagel, M.A.
Academic Adviser, Science Division
For appointment, call Advising & Counseling Center: 206-546-4559
I work at Shoreline CC on Mondays and Wednesdays and some Fridays.
I work at the U of Washington on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Fridays.