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SNOHOMISH COUNTY NEWS - SNOHOMISH TIMES
Volunteering three hours of time can be a big step in helping end homelessness in Snohomish County. The county needs volunteers to help with the annual Point In Time Homeless count Thursday, Jan. 22.
Volunteers work three-hour shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Training and materials are provided, and volunteers can choose to work in various parts of the county.
“Each year we make progress toward finding solutions for those who are homeless and those at risk of being homeless,” said Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. “This count helps us understand where we have gaps in our system and what resources will benefit our most vulnerable residents.”
During the 2014 count, 1,272 individuals in 922 households reported they had no permanent place to stay. Of those individuals, 314 – or 26 percent of the count – were homeless children younger than 18.
The PIT count brings together human services providers, county staff and community volunteers to respectfully count the number of families and individuals who are homeless in Snohomish County. The results of the count help ensure the county receives vital state and federal funds to combat homelessness. Data from the annual count also is used to help understand how widespread homelessness is in the county and who is most affected.
To volunteer for the PIT count, please contact one of the following area leads:
The count began in 2006, when the county approved the “Everyone At Home Now” report – a strategy on ending Snohomish County homelessness by 2016. For detailed information about the PIT count and homelessness in Snohomish County, contact Robin Hood at 425-388-7266.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Concert to Benefit Housing Hope
Local musician Annemarie Russell is hosting a free concert on Thursday, Jan. 22nd to benefit Everett based non-profit, Housing Hope.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Level III Sex Offender Notification
Christopher Carl Rudolph, a convicted Level 3 sex offender, was recently released from the McNeil Island Special Commitment Center.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
FTA Approves Project Development for Swift II
Community Transit has moved a step closer to making Swift II a reality.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Comunity Transit Holiday Service
No bus service Christmas and New Year’s Day, reduced service on Fridays
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Oxy Gene, Double Tall Bus to March in Merrysville Parade
Everyone’s favorite clean air superhero Oxy Gene will be accompanied by one of Community Transit’s popular Double Tall double decker buses
Monday, November 17, 2014
Naloxone kits now available
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Advocates for neglected, abused, abandoned children
Volunteers wanted in Snohomish County to be advocates for neglected, abused, abandoned children
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ten Surplus Vans
Ten Surplus Vans Awarded to Local Non-Profits through Van GO Program
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Community asked for feedback
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Monday, November 03, 2014
37–year-old case management system
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