Groups of volunteers, homeless outreach groups and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies spanned out across six areas in Temecula during the 2020 Riverside County Point-in-Time Homeless Count Wednesday, Jan. 29. According to Robin Gilliland, administrator of Temecula Homeless Outreach, 22 members of the community, 10 deputies, as well as county officials like Supervisor Chuck Washington and city officials such as Mayor James “Stew” Stewart and Councilmember Zak Schwank, trekked through hillsides, canyons, under bridges and drainage ditches at the break of dawn for the count. The official results of the count won’t be available for several weeks. As the groups made contact with homeless residents, they were offered help from city resources such as the Social Work Action Group
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