WeAllCount (PIT)

The purpose of #WeAllCount is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. This count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action.

#WeAllCount Point-in-Time Count 2023

January 26, 2023

The #WeAllCount Point-in-Time Count (PITC) is a federally mandated requirement designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be conducted every two years. San Diego has historically chosen to conduct a homeless count on an annual basis. By doing so, we can continue to strive to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

As we continue to expand services provided in the San Diego Region, we will continue to increase the need for additional deployment sites for our Annual #WeAllCount. For 2023 volunteers will have the opportunity to support us by volunteering at 1 of 36 sites across the San Diego Region.

We are no longer in need of volunteers for any of our site locations, so our volunteer portal is now closed.

The following map demonstrates the San Diego Continuum of Care jurisdiction for the 2023 #WeAllCount.

2023 #WeAllCount will take place on January 26, 2023.

Each year to conduct the #WeAllCount it takes:

  • 1,500 volunteers to survey those experiencing homelessness across the San Diego Region
  • 6 months to prepare, recruit, and strategically plan to effectively collect data and train volunteers
  • 3+ months to gather and analyze shelter data via HMIS and with outside shelter providers in San Diego
  • Partnering with 6 Youth Homeless Service Providers to conduct the Youth Count across San Diego
  • Partnering with the San Diego County Sheriff’s department to collect data on those incarcerated the night of the count and were experiencing homelessness
  • Leveraging volunteer support from 18 city jurisdictions within San Diego County
  • Post #WeAllCount: 3+ months to clean and analyze data for federal and local reporting purposes

It truly takes a village. RTFH wants to thank you for you interest in learning more about our Annual #WeAllCount and we hope you take this time to consider volunteering for such an important event.

Be sure to check out our Chief Program Officer, Kat Durant, who was featured as a Live Well Champion. This video, under 3 minutes long, speaks to the Point-in-Time count.

#WeAllCount Safety Guidelines

The San Diego City and County Continuum of Care will continue to follow guidance provided to us by the County Public Health department on the night of the count. Depending on the deployment site you sign up for, there may be additional requirements in place per the site’s current policies and protocols. Please, reference your volunteer registration confirmation email for any further details regarding your deployment site.

For any further inquiries regarding San Diego’s We All Count (PITC) please email PITC@rtfhsd.org.

How Can You Help?

The #WeAllCount is truly a regional effort with a number of roles that must be filled in order to successfully conduct and complete this required activity.

How to Volunteer

On Nov 1, 2022 the RTFH launched our PITC Volunteer Portal, which will officially close 3 days prior to January 26, 2023 (PITC) or until we have reached full capacity.

Engaged Counters

Engaged counters will walk the streets to be able to survey the homeless individuals they see. Counters self-select a census tract area to survey and are deployed in teams led by a professional outreach worker from a specific count site during the morning of WeAllCount. Note: COVID protocols may vary based on volunteer site. Please, reference your volunteer registration confirmation email for further details.

Inform and Share

Spreading the word about the WeAllCount is critical, as it is how we find volunteers to help conduct the count as well as alert homeless individuals to the event as well. Our flyer can be shared on social media:

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

See the flyer for the 2023 WeAllCount by clicking here.


The PITC is an unfunded federal mandate and requires a significant amount of resources to complete. If you are unable to physically participate in one of the roles above, or would like to help in addition to volunteering, please consider making a donation to support this important regional effort. To make a donation, please click here.

2023 #WeAllCount Volunteer Training

If you are a registered volunteer who will be attending the #WeAllCount on January 26, 2023, please make sure to watch the following training video prior to the #WeAllCount.

#WeAllCount. The 2023 #WeAllCount training video will cover the following topics:

  1. What is the current state of homelessness in San Diego
  2. Overview of San Diego’s 2023 We All Count
  3. Day of logistics for performing an “Engaged Count”
  4. How to conduct an engaged survey via the Counting Us App.

Training Resources

  • Click here for instructions on how to download and access the Counting US Application.

#WeAllCount Survey Tool

For the 2023 #WeAllCount (PITC) the San Diego City and County Continuum of Care will utilize the Counting Us Mobile App. The Counting Us mobile app was developed by Simtech Solutions to automate the collection of data for the annual homeless census.  The app is available from both Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Click here for instructions on how to download and access the Counting US Application.

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If you need immediate assistance, please visit this website or call 2-1-1 for information on resources and services near you.

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