Volunteers Needed for 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Social service agencies across the city need your help to identify homeless populations in your community.

Volunteers are being recruited for the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count which takes place from January 29-31. The event is the nation’s largest — covering approximately 4,000 square miles!

The information that volunteers gather will help better target services and housing assistance that ultimately get people into safe and stable housing.

Los Angeles County has one of the highest homeless populations in the nation. On any given night there are about 51,000 people without a place to call home. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, many of our homeless are veterans, families, youth and those with mental health conditions.

This issue — and the homeless situation on LA’s Westside — has been extremely important to Councilmember Bill Rosendahl during his time in office.

“There is a critical need right now in my district,” said Rosendahl. “There’s help out there however many times those people don’t know where to go to obtain the supportive services they need. The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count could make help make that connection that will make a dramatic and positive difference in someone’s life.”

Rosendahl has worked tirelessly to find funding sources for permanent housing for homeless vets, as well as create an initiative to get those living in their cars or campers off the streets. See how Rosendahl worked to improve the quality of life for everyone in his district here.

Join the Councilmember in supporting this cause and sign up to volunteer at http://www.theycountwillyou.org. For further information, please call (213) 225-8411.


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