Volunteer for the 2019 Homeless Youth Count, which is Jan 22 – Jan 31
What you need to know!
Volunteers (service provider staff and community members alike) go out in teams to canvas different census tracts throughout SPA 5
Locate, engage with, and conduct surveys with potential homeless youth for which they receive a $10 gift card
Watch a very brief training video beforehand, which will be readily available and shared out with those who sign up
Sign up here!
Please share the sign up link, pasted below in raw format, with your service provider network and any community members you think would be interested
Contact Ely Antonio Sepulveda, SPA 5 YCES Regional Coordinator, email@example.com, for more info
Youth Count Methodology and Importance
The Youth Count is 1 of the 5 major components of the Homeless Count. Unlike the Street Count, the Youth Count is a survey-based count that asks young people to answer a series of questions asked by a trained surveyor. Trained surveyors partner with young people who have lived experience of homelessness to locate and approach young people living on the streets. The Youth Count provides a snapshot of how many unaccompanied minors and Transition Age Youth (age 18-24) are experiencing homelessness on any given night throughout Los Angeles County. It enables us to gather important data that will: inform the state of homelessness in LA, dictate vital community resources, and increase engagement, bringing together service leaders, community members, and key stakeholders.
Safe Place for Youth will work with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and University of Southern California (USC) to conduct demographic surveys for homeless youth throughout the Westside of Los Angeles, which spans from Malibu to Culver City to Westchester and everything in between. The demographic surveys will be conducted on the last 10 days of January, Tuesday the 22nd through Thursday the 31st in different census tracts throughout the Westside, at different times.
*Please note you do not need to be a prior SPY volunteer to participate in this opportunity.
Field Deputy, West/Metro LA