The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is actively seeking volunteers for the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count, which is conducted across Los Angeles County, takes place on the nights of January 23-25.

“We could not cover such a wide area without the assistance of generous volunteers,” said Jonathan Hans, who is overseeing volunteer recruitment for LAHSA. “Their involvement is critical to collecting an accurate and comprehensive set of data.”

Last year’s count had the assistance of nearly 8,000 volunteers, a record number. Hans said the goal is to exceed that figure this year.

To volunteer, please go to theycountwillyou.org.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $243 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons.

For more information visit www.lahsa.org.

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