Welcome to Homeward 2020

2015 POINT-IN-TIME HOMELESS COUNT

On January 27 and 28, 2015, we’ll be conducting our annual Point-in-Time Count. Over a 24-hour time period, about 100 volunteers will help survey people currently experiencing homelessness. Help us out by registering here to volunteer!

What information does the survey collect?

The survey collects basic demographic information (for example, age, gender, race, and ethnicity), along with questions about individuals’ experiences with being homeless.

What’s done with the information collected?

Homeward 2020 and other community partners use the data collected to help plan programs and services offered, advocate for additional resources, and better understand the current state of homelessness in Fort Collins.

What does a volunteer do?

We need volunteers to help survey people experiencing homelessness. We also are in need of a few volunteers to help with miscellaneous tasks during the volunteer training and first night of the survey, and a few volunteers to help with data entry.

Where will I be surveying people?

There are opportunities for volunteers to survey in our homeless shelters, out on the streets, and at multiple service providers.

I’ve never volunteered before. Will there be training?

The Point-in-Time count kicks off the evening of January 27 with a dinner and training for volunteers. Alternate arrangements can be made for volunteers who have a scheduling conflict with the training.

What if I want to volunteer with my friend or family member?

Each volunteer should register separately and request the same shift. In the comments box at the end of the volunteer registration page, please note the name of the other person or people who you would like to volunteer with.

How do I register?

Register here to volunteer!

If you have other questions about the Point-in-Time Survey, please contact Vanessa Fenley at Vanessa@homeward2020.org or 970.235.0202.