BERLIN — Tri-County Community Action Program’s Homeless Intervention and Prevention Program is seeking volunteers from Berlin and the surrounding Coos County towns to participate in a daylong project to count the homeless population in the area.

The goal is to benefit the most vulnerable community members and ultimately the community at large.

Tri-County CAP is requesting public support with completing the annual Point in Time count for New Hampshire on Wednesday Jan. 29.

The Point in Time count is a federally mandated count of the homeless population within a geographic area, which informs the national government and service providers on trends in homeless subpopulations, as well as overall homelessness.

The idea is to gauge where more resources are needed and which programs are successful.

In order to accurately capture the number of people experiencing homelessness on this one day, CAP is asking for volunteers in each community.

Volunteers will help complete a short and simple anonymous survey with those who are experiencing homelessness between 5 a.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 29.

This data will be used to show there is a need for continued and increased homeless and housing services in the North Country.

Program staff will provide volunteers with training and support. For more information on this volunteer opportunity contact Carolyn Towne at (603) 444-0184 or email ctowne@tccap.org.

For help, contact 2-1-1 to be connected to a homeless intervention and prevention specialist and services.

More information on Homeless Intervention and Prevention Services can be found at tccap.org.

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