Volunteers needed for homeless count and survey in Red Deer

The City of Red Deer is looking for volunteers to survey people experiencing homelessness.

The effort helps to gather information as part of the 2020 point in time count and survey.

The exercise serves as a snapshot, and is one of the tools, along with data from programs and facilities, used to analyze trends to help shape programs and services.

The survey will identify age, family status, immigration status, Indigenous ancestry, income, time spent homeless and where people are staying – such as a shelter or outside.

The count takes place from 9 p.m. to midnight on April 7.

Volunteers are paired up and provided with training. Specialized teams from housing and support agencies will visit other areas, such as camps, on the morning of April 8.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and sign up by April 3 through www.reddeer.ca/PITCount or via phone at 403-342-8100.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Red Deer COVID-19 cases reach 20

Red Deer now has 20 cases of COVID-19, an increase of three… Continue reading

A message from the Advocate publisher

In good times and bad, The Red Deer Advocate has been here… Continue reading

Staff at the Central Alberta Humane Society are ‘bracing for more pet dumpings’

Lay-offs and pandemic measures could take a toll on pets

List grows of central Alberta municipalities laying off staff because of pandemic

Lacombe announced it was laying off one-third of staff

Red Deer men whose trailer home destroyed by tragic fire moving on

Trailer home residents asking for a little help from volunteers to clean up the trailer site

WATCH: Firefighters, RCMP help Red Deer boy celebrate 3rd birthday

Firefighters and RCMP officers helped a Red Deer boy celebrate his third… Continue reading

Alberta Health Services provides COVID-19 prevention tips

Alberta Health Services has a number of recommendations for people amid the… Continue reading

Alberta government website has latest COVID-19 statistics

Red Deer Advocate readers can stay up to date on the COVID-19… Continue reading

Toronto not banning sports events through June yet, but other measures in place

Toronto not banning sports events through June yet, but other measures in place

A message from Waskasoo Medical Clinic

A Message From Waskasoo Medical Clinic Waskasoo Medical Clinic (including our walk-in… Continue reading

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale

Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale

COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work

COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work

Most Read