Help us count the homeless, so that they count!

Our Red Shield Shelter is open 365 days a year, providing food and shelter to Atlanta's homeless.

Our Red Shield Shelter is open 365 days a year, providing food and shelter to Atlanta’s homeless.

Biennial Tri-J Homeless Census
January 28, 2013 | 11:30 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

The Salvation Army Peachcrest Corps
3500 Sherrydale Lane | Decatur, GA 30032
(Or 9 other metro Atlanta locations)

Calling all night owls! On the night of January 28, 2013 (*bad weather date: January 30, 2013), please join hundreds of other community volunteers in conducting a street count of homeless persons in Atlanta, DeKalb County and Fulton County. Help us to understand the scope of homelessness in our community.
The Salvation Army is partnering together with other agencies to get an accurate count of the local homeless population. The data gathered from this biennial event is used to track successes of local efforts to help end homelessness and help our region comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s requirements. Our local community receives over $10 million annually in federal funding to help provide services and housing for our region.
Volunteers are needed to help at one of 10 different locations, including The Salvation Army Peachcrest location. As a volunteer, you will work in groups of 3-4 individuals in one vehicle driving through various different areas and counting the homeless individuals within each district. All orientation, safety and procedure directions will be given during the evening of Monday, January 28th.
This is perfect for college students or individuals closely tied to homeless relief and agencies.  If you are a student, ask you teacher if you can use this opportunity for class credit or get service hours!  Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and small groups can register together for the same location. Yes, it’s late into the night, but we hope that you will be able to join us for this special evening!

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