LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Volunteers are needed to help count the number of homeless living on the streets of Louisville. Mary Frances Schafer with the Coalition for the Homeless says the count is set for Thursday morning when several hundred volunteers will fan out across the county between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. She says Volunteers will search homeless locations across the entire county to make the count as accurate as possible of those people sleeping outdoors.
The count is needed to help the city determine the resources needed to help people in need. An accurate count is needed to help the city plan how to best dedicate resources to the homeless. Over the past several years the city has seen success in lowering the number of chronic street homelessness and homeless veterans.
Volunteers need to sign up online at www.louhomeless.org, then attend a Wednesday evening training session at Hotel Louisville on West Broadway.