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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
The face of homelessness in Portland - January 3, 2013

On Wednesday, January 30, help the Portland Housing Bureau and our partners learn more about who is experiencing homelessness in our community.

 

PHB is leading a homeless street count, and we need volunteers.  The count helps us better understand homelessness in our community, and the need for services.

 

PHB is looking for volunteers to help with “One Night Shelter” counts - volunteers gather information about people sleeping in emergency shelters, motels, and transitional homes.  Other volunteers will help with a street count, visiting areas around Multnomah County where people are sleeping outside, without shelter.

 

Volunteers can also help with data entry following the count.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Welch at Mary.Welch@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-3403. Although not required, organizers encourage those who wish to volunteer attend one of three training sessions being held.

 

Sign up today to help! Additional information is available on PHB’s website.