Register for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count – January 23-25, 2018

Message to USC Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

From: Michael W. Quick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Marilyn Flynn, Dean, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work; Paul Rosenbloom, President of the Academic Senate; Jeffrey De Caen, President, Staff Assembly

January 18, 2018

USC is committed to working on the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles County.  Last year, over 350 USC volunteers helped with the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count to determine the number of homeless people in our local communities. We hope we can match or surpass that number this year. In order to make a difference in the lives of our homeless neighbors, we need to know who they are and where they are. This annual count is the first step toward helping homeless people find permanent housing. Your participation will make a difference.

The count is scheduled for three nights: January 23, 24, and 25. Each night focuses on a different part of the L.A. Metro region. The volunteer shift is three hours, from 8 pm to 11 pm. This helps us count people when they are settling in for the night and avoid double-counting those who may have moved.

Volunteers will join a team and count people sleeping on the ground or in tents, makeshift shelters, cars, and RVs. Volunteers should come dressed in warm clothing and comfortable footwear for walking.  Everyone will be fully trained and provided with equipment.

To sign up/register as a volunteer for the homeless count (please use your USC email address to register):

*For UPC, click one of these links:
South Central
Empowerment Congress West
Voices of 90037
Central Alameda

*For HSC, click one of these links:
Boyle Heights – Dolores Mission
Lincoln Heights – CD 1 Offices of Gil Cedillo
El Sereno Senior Citizens Center

Follow the progress of USC’s Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness here: