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Volunteers needed for the annual homeless count

From South Plains Homeless Consortium:

Lubbock and cities throughout the United States are preparing for the annual homeless count. In coordination with The Texas Homeless Network, this year's Continuum of Care (CoC) Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless survey will be conducted statewide on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Information that is gathered will be used for the annual US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC grant, as well as for local, regional, and statewide planning purposes.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Location: Throughout Lubbock and surrounding counties

Time: At various selected sites throughout the day and also evening count on January 23, 2013

Teams consisting of 2 or 3 persons will be needed to assist with interviews at a few locations Wednesday, January 23 and all day Thursday, January 24 including the Thursday evening street count.  Interviewers must attend one of the training sessions prior to participating in the count.Pre registration is preferred for our training preparations, otherwise register at the training session.  Contact Aida Martinez or Roxana Lopez at 806-762-8721 to preregister for one of the training sessions below:

Wednesday, January 16 10:00 am South Plains Association of Government, 1323 58th Street

Saturday, January 19 10:00 am  South Plains Association of Government, 1323 58th Street

Tuesday, January 22 7:00 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3312 33rd Street

(Near 34th St & Indiana, on 33rd St)

About the South Plains Homeless Consortium: The South Plains Homeless Consortium (SPHC), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, is a collaborative network of organizations and advocates who work together to identify homeless issues and support the development of community strategies to prevent and end homelessness.  Members work together to host conferences, conduct the Point-in-Time survey, support fundraisers, and raise awareness of the issue of homelessness. 

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