Before most people were out of bed on Wednesday, January 24th, more than 150 volunteers were dispatched throughout the greater Jacksonville region including Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties to conduct the annual Point-In-Time count.

With coffee and clipboards in hand, the Continuum member agencies were out in force! You rallied the teams, providing leadership and direction to new and seasoned volunteers. Because of your dedication, volunteers counted a total of 344 people, surveyed 182 individuals and observed 162 folks.

How did this year compare to years past? This year volunteer teams included students from Florida State College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida. Our future leaders are making a difference. Not only on the streets counting people who are homeless, but also in the willingness to do more. And we couldn't
be happier! We're signing up volunteers to help input data, and that means a faster turnaround time for reporting.

This year we learned a lot. Northeast Florida is growing, and it's time for us to evaluate how we count our community. If you participated, we’d love to hear from you regarding your experience. Please email us at

If you haven’t been a part of the Point-In-Time count, you should add it to your list of things to do.

Stay tuned for the Make It Count, Point-In-Time Volunteer Breakfast announcement . We’re looking at dates in April, and we’ll be sharing the notice soon.