EveryOne Counts!

The 2019 unsheltered Point-In-Time fieldwork will be on January 30, 2019. 

Locally known as EveryOne Counts!, the Point-In-Time Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness records the number of people staying in shelters and transitional housing on a given night in late January each year and estimates the number of people who are unsheltered, living outdoors on that same night every two years. Conducting a Count is a requirement of receiving federal homeless assistance funds. Most importantly, it gives our community useful and critical data for strategic, program, and policy and fiscal planning.

Sign-Up to be a Volunteer

We need 500 volunteers that will work in teams to complete the visual count of unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness in every city throughout Alameda County. Two to three volunteers will be matched with a Guide (a person with current or recent experience of homelessness) to conduct a visual tally of homeless persons in a specific geographic area. As of January 10th we have met our recruitment goal, but help is still needed in East County (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Unincorporated County).  We ask that volunteers not car pooling with others consider bringing their car to help transport other volunteers during the count effort. Cars and drivers help ensure that every tract will be covered within the expected enumeration time frame. If you can bring a car, please consider serving as a driver and let us know on count day if you are a driver.

  
January 10, 2019 Update: The online training video is now available and covers the same information that will be presented during the in-person sessions held next week, January 15-18th. The brief training video includes information on count logistics, data collection forms and tools for covering assigned map areas, ensuring count accuracy, and safety protocols. The in-person training sessions are not mandatory for volunteers, but highly encouraged. Many volunteers find the in-person sessions to be a good opportunity to interface with and field questions alongside other volunteers and guides, as well as to familiarize themselves with the deployment site location for the morning of January 30th. If you are unable to attend an in-person session, feel free to review the online training video at your own pace.

Online Volunteer Training

2019 EveryOne Counts! Training Sessions & Deployment Centers

Deployment Centers are the location where you will meet on the morning of January 30th 2019 for the Homeless Count. In most instances the training is held in the same location as the Deployment Center, however, for Downtown Oakland and East Oakland the training and deployment locations are different.

North County Training and Deployment Center
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Training date & time: 1/17/2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Deployment date & time: 1/30/2019 at 5am

Please note that the East Oakland training and deployment locations are different

East Oakland Training
Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
Training date & time: 1/16/2019 at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

East Oakland Deployment Center
East Oakland Community Project – Crossroads
7515 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
Deployment date & time: 1/30/2019 at 5am

Please note that the Downtown Oakland training and deployment locations are different

Downtown Oakland Trainings
St. Vincent de Paul
2272 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Training #1 date & time: 1/15/2019 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Training #2 date & time: 1/16/2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Downtown Oakland Deployment Center
Oakland City Council Chambers
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Deployment date & time: 1/30/2019 at 5am

Mid County Training and Deployment Center:
Hayward City Council Chambers
777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Training date & time: 1/18/2019 at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Deployment date & time: 1/30/2019 at 5am

East County Training and Deployment Center:
Asbury United Methodist Church
4743 East Ave, Livermore, CA 94550
Training date & time: 1/17/2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Deployment date & time: 1/30/2019 at 5:30am

South County Training and Deployment Center:
City of Fremont Fire Department Training Classroom
3300 Capitol Avenue, Bldg. A (rear entrance), Fremont, CA 94538
Training date & time: 1/18/2019 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Deployment date & time: 1/30/2019 at 5:30am

Thank you for your continued support in the work to end homelessness.

The sheltered portion of the count is extracted from data in the County’s Homeless Management Information System, called InHOUSE, operated by the Alameda County Department of Housing and Community Development. InHOUSE includes data on all persons who occupied a shelter or transitional housing bed on the night of the count.  Starting in 2017, the Alameda County unsheltered homeless count will use a street blitz methodology. Learn more about the methodology here.