Kaleigh Gankse, SBCERS Financial Systems Analyst, and Sandra Casillas-Campos, SBCERS Administrative Office Professional, volunteered for Santa Barbara County’s Homeless Point in Time Count on January 24, 2019.
The Point In Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness.
What were your duties in the Point in Time count?
Sandra: My team consisted of four volunteers. Each of us were assigned different tasks, such as surveying the area or distributing donated supplies. I assisted my team by asking the individuals to participate in the Point in Time Questionnaire. For their cooperation, we provided the individuals with hygiene kits and gift cards.