Hundreds of volunteers to help city measure progress in homeless reduction


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    SAN ANTONIO - Approximately 400 volunteers will partake in a county wide survey to measure the progress made to reduce homelessness Thursday.

    The South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), an organization that supports agencies across the city and county to end homelessness, is leading the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count for San Antonio and Bexar county from 5 p.m. to midnight.

    Volunteers will head to designated assigned counting zones to survey homeless individuals on their experiences and needs.

    Volunteers will also be handing out pocket guides geared toward homeless individuals, made in partnership with the city’s Department of Human Services and SARAH.

    This year’s survey team will include EMT-certified medical students from Street Medicine San Antonio, who will be geared with backpacks of supplies to provide basic treatment for homeless persons.

    Catholic Charities "Hope Truck" will be serving coffee and blankets to homeless individuals.

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