Tonight 3,000 volunteers will comb New York City streets for the 2012 HOPE Count. Robin Hood staff and donors will be joining the group of volunteers again this year. It’s an invaluable experience for the Robin Hood community as well as important measure for our programs.
Conducted by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, the survey aims to get an accurate count of the unsheltered men and women living on New York City streets in all five boroughs and on the subway trains.
In the early hours of morning, teams of three volunteers canvass the specific zones to find out just how many unsheltered people live in our city and offer support services to those they may find.
The HOPE Count is a crucial resource for understanding and intensifying the fight on poverty.