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Volunteer Registration Now Open for 2019 WeAllCount!

Sign up to be a volunteer for WeAllCount here.


WeAllCount is the San Diego name for the federally mandated annual census of homeless persons known as the Point-in-Time-Count (PITC). The PITC is meant to be a one-day snapshot of persons living either on the streets or in short-term shelters. The PITC is usually conducted during the last week of January each year. The information is used at both the national and local levels to help inform discussions and decision-making around homeless issues, funding, and the design of a system of care that best serves the most vulnerable people while maximizing limited resources.

For more information on the national PITC, click here.


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

Engaged Counters – Engaged counters literally walk the streets to survey the homeless they see. Counters self-select a census tract area to survey and are deployed in teams lead by a professional outreach worker from a specific count site during the morning of WeAllCount. For more detailed information, download flyer.

Shelter Interviewers – Shelter interviewers will interview homeless individuals who slept unsheltered during the night of WeAllCount in different shelters around the region. For more detailed information, download flyer.

Communications – Spreading the word about WeAllCount is critical. It is how we find volunteers to help conduct the count as well as alert homeless persons to the event as well.

Donations – 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, click here.

Data Requests – Most of the data from the WeAllCount is published in the online reports. If you have a specific question about methodology or subpopulation please email


Engaged Counter Training – View the YouTube Video

Additional Training – Community members interested in learning more about the changes to this year’s count can sign up for an online webinar here.

Coordinator Training – Coordinator training is not open to the public. To learn more please email or call the PITC extension at 858-292-7627 ext 38

Survey Tools

These sample surveys are for interview volunteers’ reference and practice only.  Do not use these sample tools to conduct actual surveys.  All materials will be provided to you at your designated interview site. Interviewers must attend ONE in-person OR live webinar training session.

Sample Unsheltered Survey

Sample Observational Survey

2018 WeAllCount Reports

  • Tony Rodriguez, star of Tony The Movie, shows what it’s like to be a part of #WeAllCount by participating as a counter and being interviewed as a homeless individual. #WeAllCount


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