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Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census
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Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

 

County and charity officials are asking for community help Thursday in conducting a census of the valley’s homeless population.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Southern Nevada Homeless Census urban count in from 1 to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Any person or group interested in volunteering is asked to pre-register through the United Way of Southern Nevada at http://bit.ly/2013HomelessCensus. Once signed up, volunteers will be assigned to teams and deployment centers.

The teams will count the homeless population in designated areas without interacting with or disturbing the homeless at that early hour.

The urban count deployment centers will be:

Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center (Northwest)

4701 N. Durango Drive (at West Red Coach Avenue), Las Vegas 89129

Walnut Recreation Center (Northeast)

3075 N. Walnut Road (south of Cheyenne Avenue), Las Vegas 89115

Catholic Charities (Downtown Area)

1501 Las Vegas Boulevard North (at Foremaster Lane), Las Vegas 89101

Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital (West)

1650 Community College Drive (north of Oakey Boulevard), Las Vegas 89146

Cambridge Recreation Center (Central)

3930 Cambridge Street (north of East Flamingo Road), Las Vegas 89119

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (East)

5390 E. Flamingo Rd (east of South Nellis Boulevard), Las Vegas 89122

Clark County Fire Station 66 (Southwest)

7929 Mountains Edge Parkway (south of South Buffalo Drive), Las Vegas 89178

HopeLink (Henderson)

178 Westminster Way (at Center Street), Henderson 89015

Anyone who is unable to pre-register but still wants to volunteer may show up at any of the census deployment centers promptly at 1 a.m. on Jan. 24.

A census of the homeless in Clark County is a prerequisite to qualifying for federal grants for homeless programs. Southern Nevada received more than $13 million from these grants during the past two years.

This is the sixth countywide effort to conduct a count of the homeless in Clark County. The 2011 homeless census found an average of 9,400 homeless people staying in shelters and on the streets at any given time, and more than 50,000 instances of people becoming homeless over the course of a year.

 

For more information, go to www.volunteercentersn.orgwww.helphopehome.org, or call 455-6373.         

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