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Kern County Homeless Collaborative conducting its annual census this Friday

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 14:55:32-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — This Friday the Kern County Homeless Collaborative will be out conducting its annual census trying to find out how many people are living on the streets.

Last week more than 100 volunteers gathered at the Mission at Kern County for a training session to prepare for the count. The Homeless Collaborative went over guidelines with volunteers, highlighting the appropriate procedures and practices required for the count, which will take place Friday from 3:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. throughout the county.

The count will determine the type of services needed for homeless programs and funding provided by the federal government.

More than 600 people are expected to volunteer for this year's Point in Time Count.

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