Every year, the Coalition for the Homeless conducts a street count to compile a census of people who are living on the street anywhere in Louisville. This census helps determine the amount of need in the community and the amount of funding we can receive to move the homeless in our community into permanent housing.
This year, the count will take place from 4-6 a.m. on Thursday, January, 29, 2015. There is a mandatory preparation session the evening before, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Hotel Louisville (120 W Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202). This session should take about an hour and it is absolutely mandatory, even for people who have already done the count in the past. Unfortunately, if you cannot make the preparation session, you cannot participate in the count the next morning.
Why do we do the street count from 4-6 a.m.? It’s during these early morning hours that we can ensure we count our most vulnerable homeless individuals–the people who truly do not have any other place to stay.
To RSVP, please email Susanne Binford, the volunteer who manages Street Count volunteers each year, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join our Facebook event. (No one under 18 years old, please.)
We are looking forward to seeing the familiar faces of previous volunteers and hope to see some new faces too! Start out 2015 by helping to take a stand for our street homeless neighbors.