In the Seattle King County area, there are about 12,500 homeless people living on the streets or in shelters.
On January 25, 2019, Pierce County will conduct the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count.
The PIT Count allows us to talk with people to learn more about their homelessness.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Valeri Knight at 253-798-6931.
Volunteers will be stationed at meal sites, day shelters, events such as Project Homeless Connect, and DSHS offices throughout Pierce County. and will complete surveys of people experiencing homelessness.
PIT Count Volunteers:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must attend a Point in Time Count Training
- Search for unsheltered homeless within designated locations
- Survey individuals experiencing homelessness using a mobile app
- Provide individuals who have been surveyed with incentives as available
- At least one member on the team must have access to a smart phone, tablet, or laptop with wi-fi.
Questions? Contact us!
- Hygiene Kits: Shampoo, Conditioner, Soaps, Razors, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Feminine Products
- Warm Blankets/Space Blankets
- First Aid Kits
- Hand and Foot Warmers
- Packaged Foods: Granola Bars, Bottled Water, Etc.
Drop off donations to ANY Pierce County Library, or one of the locations below:
Lakewood Community Center
9112 Lakewood Drive SW Lakewood, WA
Open Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Pierce County Human Services – Soundview Office
3602 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA
Open Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM
Drop off at front desk
Share and Care House
702 23rd Ave. SE Puyallup, WA
Open Monday-Friday, 9AM-3PM
Drop off through orange door
*Please ask for FLASH staff
1701 Elm Street E. Sumner, WA
Open Fridays, 8AM-4PM