April 16, 2024
Homeless tents on arrange on sixteenth Avenue in downtown San Diego. Photograph by Chris Stone

The Regional Job Drive on Homelessness put out a name Tuesday for volunteers for the upcoming 2024 Level-in-Time Rely.

The Division of Housing and City Improvement-required exercise is a one-night snapshot of the variety of individuals experiencing homelessness in San Diego County. This 12 months’s depend is scheduled for Jan. 25.

“We’re on the lookout for individuals throughout the area to affix us for this very important exercise,” mentioned Tamera Kohler, CEO of the RTFH. “Though we’ve seen a whole lot of enthusiasm to this point, there are areas across the county the place we want further volunteers to affix us on the twenty fifth.”

The depend offers a one-day snapshot of the minimal variety of San Diegans residing in emergency shelters, transitional housing, secure havens and on streets and alongside riverbeds. It additionally collects information on the wants of these experiencing homelessness.

With one of many largest counties within the nation, lots of of volunteers are wanted for the Level-in-Time Rely.

The early morning depend in 2023 recognized greater than 10,000 individuals residing both on the streets or in shelters all through San Diego County, a 22% enhance over the earlier 12 months.

With deployment websites throughout San Diego County, there are alternatives for volunteers to remain of their communities and take part within the 2024 Level in Time Rely.

“Yearly San Diegans marvel what they’ll do to assist make progress round homelessness,” Kohler mentioned. “By taking part within the 2024 Level in Time Rely, you’re doing all your half by offering useful details about these experiencing homelessness whereas making certain that our area will get the federal funding it deserves.”

To register to volunteer, go to https://sandiego.pointintime.information/.