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.
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We All Count Point-in-Time Count 2022
The We All Count 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.
The following map demonstrates the San Diego Continuum of Care jurisdiction for the 2022 We All Count.
The next We All Count is scheduled to begin on January 27, 2022. This year an in-person count will be conducted. At this time, the RTFH has collaborated with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to ensure the 2022 We All Count is meeting local COVID Safety guidelines. Please see below for our volunteer safety protocols.
We All Count Safety Guidelines
The San Diego Continuum of Care has collaborated with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to implement recommended COVID Safety Guidelines.
At this time certain deployment sites may require proof of vaccination, but are not required by all. To see which volunteer deployment sites require proof of vaccination, please see the notes section under each deployment site when filling out the We All Count registration form.
Face Masks: Per California Guidelines, when indoors you are required to wear a face mask if you are unvaccinated and encouraged to wear one if you are vaccinated. Face coverings will be provided at your deployment site if you do not have one. Additional masks will be available to hand out to the individuals you will survey.
Vehicle Sharing: If you choose to ride or drive when conducting the We All Count you should follow the California public transportation guidelines and wear a face mask.
If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, you are asked to stay home the morning of the count.
For any further inquiries regarding San Diego’s We All Count (PITC) please email PITC@rtfhsd.org.
How Can You Help?
The We All Count 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, 2021 the RTFH launched our PITC Volunteer registration, which will officially close 3 days prior to January 27, 2022 (PITC) or until we have reached full capacity. You can register here.
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 We All Count.
Inform and Share
Spreading the word about the We All Count 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 flyers can be shared on social media:
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.
2022 We All Count Training
If you are a registered volunteer who will be attending the We All Count on January 27, 2022, please make sure to watch the following training video prior to the We All Count. The 2022 We All Count training video will cover the following topics:
- What is the current state of homelessness in San Diego
- Overview of San Diego’s 2022 We All Count
- Day of logistics for performing an “Engaged Count”
- How to access and navigate the 2022 We All Count Survey (via Survey123)
Below are examples of our We All Count surveys for 2022:
We All Count Survey Tool
For the 2022 We All Count (PITC) the San Diego Continuum of Care will utilize Survey123, a simple and intuitive form-centric data gathering solution with the support of our HMIS vendor Bitfocus to complete San Diego’s Annual PITC.
Volunteers will be able to access the We All Count Survey through an accessible link or QR code (no mobile application required). The We All Count Survey will have the ability to use GPS location services so we can accurately report data by census tracts.