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January 3, 2013

Volunteer for the 2013 Homeless Count

How many people are homeless in Houston and who makes up this vulnerable population? How many are veterans, families and children? Please support the efforts of the Coalition for the Homeless by volunteering for the 2013 Homeless Count.

Each year during the month of January, the Coalition for the Homeless and more than 200 of its agency/stakeholder partners assess homelessness in our community. Information gathered from the annual count helps provide the basis for federal, state and local funding to address this vital issue. In addition, Houston has been chosen to participate in a special federal pilot initiative to determine the extent of youth homelessness in our region.

The 2013 Count will take place on Tuesday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

For more information on volunteering visit the 2013 Homeless Count Registration Page.

Once you have registered to volunteer, you will be assigned to one of the ten areas in Houston to count; assignments are based on your preference and the volunteer need. On Tuesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., training will be available at all ten locations. To view the training locations, visit and click under EVENTS. Training will also be available both nights of the actual count.

For information on how to participate in the Homeless Count, contact Gary Grier, Director of Community Engagement, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County at or call 713.739.7514.To learn more about the Coalition for the Homeless of Houton/Harris County, visit

For more information about the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods, contact Anna Pena in the Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office at or call 832.393.0955. To learn more about the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods, visit

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