Volunteers to conduct Spokane’s annual homeless survey Thursday night

SPOKANE, Wash. – Volunteers will take to Spokane streets on Thursday night to help conduct the city’s annual Point-in-Time count.

The survey is conducted to help the city determine the number of people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness. It also seeks to learn who is homeless, why they are homeless and what barriers they face to pull themselves out of homelessness.

Volunteers help conduct the count at locations across the city. This year, the count will focus on where people slept on the night of the January 23.

During this year’s count, volunteers will distribute care bags full of water bottles, hats, scarves, gloves, hand warmers, granola bars and hygiene supplies.

Learn more about the Point-in-Time count here.

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