Thursday, March 15, 2018

Prince Rupert Homeless count to take place March 21st

Members and volunteers of the North Coast Transition House Society will be taking to the streets next week, looking to track the number of homeless residents in the community, as part of a one day survey to help convey the level of need in the Prince Rupert area.

Set for Wednesday, March 21st, survey takers will be wearing bright yellow badges with "Homeless Count" on them, identifying them as working on the project, which is an anonymous and voluntary bit of information giving.

Those that participate in the survey will be provided with muffins or hot dogs for their contribution to the assessment of housing need in the community.

Over the course of 24 hours, the survey takers will be checking in at such locations as the Salvation Army, Extreme Weather Shelter, Transition House and other community programs, as well as taking to the streets to check on some of the locations where the homeless may be staying.

If you would like to volunteer to help out, want more information on the project, or would like to have someone come to you to complete the survey you can contact the survey organizers at the Transition House Society at 250-600-0320  or by email at

You can also learn more about both the survey and the other work of the North Coast Transition Society from their Facebook page here.

More items of interest related to housing in the Northwest is available on our archive page here.

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