Dallas and Collin Counties in Need of Volunteers for 2019 Homeless Count

NORTH TEXAS  (WBAP/KLIF News) – Dallas and Collin Counties are in need of volunteers for next year’s homeless count.

David Gruber with Dallas Metro Homeless Alliance said having an accurate gauge of the number the homeless in an area is critical to helping the homeless year round.

“This is very useful information to municipalities and non profits. It’s very difficult to serve a specific need if you don’t have a specific number,” he said.

The count also helps give them answers to the demographics among the homeless population.

“How many veterans? How many families? How many families with children? How many families without children? How many are chronically homeless? ” he said.

The organization is coordinating volunteers.

The official homeless count is January 24th and information can be entered with the new “Counting Us” app.

Click here for more information.

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