Annual Homeless Count January 24 in the San Juan Islands

San Juan County’s 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated by the State of Washington in 2005 (RCW43.185C.030), is conducted annually at the end of January.

This year San Juan County Health & Community Services is collaborating with the Resource Centers on each island to provide Point in Time Count volunteer training on the following dates:

San Juan Island Family Resource Center at 1 p.m. January 10

Orcas Community Resource Center at 1 p.m. January 16

Lopez Island Family Resource Center at 12 noon January 18 

Last year, the Point in Time Count identified 57 individuals living outdoors, in vehicles, abandoned building, or substandard RVs/Boats. There were 63 individuals also identified who were living in temporary, unstable living arrangements, often with family or friends.

If you have questions or would like to help with the count, please contact Ryan Page, San Juan County Affordable Housing Coordinator, Health & Community Services, 360.370.0590, ryanp@sanjuanco.com

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