Volunteers Needed for Downey Homeless Count

Tues-Thurs Jan 29-31 @ Downey Moravian Church, 10337 Old River School Rd.
Downey has long needed to spend some time researching the homeless of our city in order to find ways to help those in need.  Downey has its own homeless survey being coordinated in cooperation with the Los Angeles Housing Services Authority (LAHSA) and the 100,000 Homes Campaign.
The goal of Downey Registry Week is to create a by-name registry of people living on our streets, enabling us to prioritize those who have been out there the longest and who are the most vulnerable.  On the first night, we’ll count individual homeless neighbors. Then, we’ll survey individuals during the evening hours for the next two consecutive nights. The survey findings will then be presented to the community at the conclusion of Downey’s Registry Week on February 2.
The Downey Arts Coalition is also recruiting photographers and videographers to join the teams as they go out into the community, to help document the process (with sensitivity toward privacy).
Learn more at the Facebook page “Downey Counts”
Sign up to volunteer at this link, choose the team “Downey Counts”
NOTE: Volunteers need to commit to all three nights (29, 30, 31) and will need to bring their cameras and flashlights.

By Downey Arts Coalition

Downey Arts Coalition is a movement of several people, however this website is currently managed and updated by Andrew J Wahlquist.

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