Riverside County seeks volunteers for 2022 homeless count

Robin Gilliland, administrator of Temecula Homeless Outreach, helps lead a team of volunteers, city and county dignitaries and law enforcement at the start of the annual Temecula homeless count as part of the Riverside County Point-In-Time Homeless Count, Jan. 29, 2021. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE COUNTY – Volunteers are encouraged to sign up now for the 2022 Point-in-Time Count, an annual survey of homeless adults and youth in cities and unincorporated communities across Riverside County.More than 700 volunteers are needed for the 2022 count, which is scheduled for Jan. 26. Volunteers from nonprofits, churches and other groups will fan out across Riverside County’s 7,300-square-mile landscape.Organizers said widespread participation from those who know their communities and who can communicate with the homeless is essential to obtaining an accurate count.“This truly is a community effort,” Laura Gonzalez Rivera, social services planner, said. “During the count, we will also aim to help homeless individuals by providing direct linkages to services and
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