Volunteers Needed for Crucial Homeless Count in Silver Lake

According to an editorial in the Los Angeles Times, “….more than 5,000 of L. A. County’s 58,000 homeless people are children and more than 4,000 are elderly.” Veterans and the disabled are also heavily represented. Photo: Los Angeles Times, February 2018)

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Homelessness Committee is coordinating the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Silver Lake and looking for volunteers to participate in the critical project. The annual count will take place the night of Thursday, January 24, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight and will be hosted by the Silver Lake Community Church. According to Committee Co-chair Darius Derakshan, “The count is crucial to understanding how many homeless neighbors we have in Silver Lake and assists in determining the resources that go to our community. We need your help with the important visual-only count.” Volunteers must RSVP at this link.