Madera and Fresno officials want to count all the people living in the streets to help them get housing, especially those who served in the military, and are asking the public’s help to do so.
Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC) will hold the annual Point in Time Homeless Count and Registry Week on Jan. 28, 29 and 30 for Madera County. Organizers are asking for volunteers who are willing to commit to at least two days of participation.
Volunteers will be asked to go to the streets to count and survey the homeless people who choose to participate. The aim is to create a by-name registry of people living on the streets and shelters to prioritize those who have been homeless the longest and who are the most vulnerable.
“What we learn together during this week will help us reduce homelessness in Fresno and Madera counties,” said Gabriela Salazar, resident manager of the Shunammite Place, a permanent housing program for chronically homeless women, and lead organizer...