TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The 2018 Point in Time count of the number of people experiencing homelessness is fast approaching. The Big Bend Continuum of Care is looking for volunteers to assist in this annual survey.
On the weekend of January 23rd, volunteers will hit the streets to learn about individuals experiencing homelessness here in the Capital City.
The Big Bend Continuum of Care conducts the survey across 8 Big Bend counties to gain detailed information about the homeless community from year to year. The Kearney Center partners in the point in time survey by allowing volunteers to interview residents who agree to participate.
The daytime supervisor, Anthony Billops, says participants must disclose personal information about their lives and experiences in order to get the homeless population the help they need. Billops says, "The Point in Time survey actually gives us an idea of who were helping and why we're helping them and that helps us to help them."
Billops adds, community volunteers receive training from The Big Bend Continuum of Care prior to the survey. The window to sign up to volunteer ends on January 14th. If you would like to volunteer, visit the Continuum of Care website at http://bigbendcoc.org/PITVolApp2.html.