PIT Count

The Point in Time Count 2017 is over. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this year’s count successful.

 What is a Point in Time Count?

A Point in Time count is a snapshot of how many people are counted as homeless in the County on a given day in the year, in 2019 this will be in January.  This data is used locally to identify service needs and gaps and also to help secure Federal HUD funding that helps provide needed homeless services in our County.  long with local homeless service providers, Applied Survey Research (ASR) will be conducting a county-wide survey and enumeration campaign to find and count the amount of unsheltered homeless people in SLO County.

How Can You Help?

Volunteers are needed the week of January 2019 to conduct surveys and count the number of homeless people who are unsheltered in each area of the County.  No experience is necessary and training will be provided.  If you are interested in being involved please sign up at the link above.

What is the Vulnerability Index/50 Now List Update?

The Vulnerability Index is a research validated survey tool used to determine which of our local homeless population is most at risk on the streets. This was used for the locally adopted 50 Now Project, which went into effect in August, 2014. Almost 300 surveys were conducted and a list of the top 50 highest scoring most vulnerable individuals was compiled.

The next round of surveying will occur January 2019 and will attempt to capture those vulnerable, homeless that were not surveyed in the first round.  If you would like to take part in the valuable experience of interviewing the homeless people of SLO County out in the field please answer the questions at the following link and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.  No prior experience is necessary and training will be provided. 


Related Forms & Documents

2017 Report SLO County Final

Contact Social Services

Child and Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011