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La Mirada Seeking Volunteers for Homeless Count

 

Staff report

The City of La Mirada is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2018 Homeless Count.  Each year, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) coordinates a count of homeless persons in the region to estimate the homeless population in Los Angeles County.  This year’s Count will be held on Wednesday, January 24 from 8 to 11 p.m.

The Homeless Count involves volunteers canvassing predetermined areas and tallying homeless and transient persons from a distance.  Volunteers are not allowed to engage with the homeless.

Volunteers will receive training at a briefing prior to the Count and should expect to assist in La Mirada from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24.

Participants must be over 18 years of age. For more information or to sign-up, contact the La Mirada Resource Center at (562) 943-7277.

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