During the week of August 13 through 17, 2012, the Tri-County (Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin) Registry Week will create a by-name, photographic registry of local homeless and prioritize the most vulnerable for housing. Volunteers will traverse all across the Roaring Fork Valley communities to find, identify and survey the area’s homeless. The goal of the effort is to better understand the communities’ needs and help persons who are homeless to obtain and sustain permanent housing and needed services.
A local coalition has teamed up with the nationally renowned organization, Community Solutions, and its 100,000 Homes Campaign (www.100Khomes.org). The program has become a national model for reducing/eliminating homelessness in major urban metropolitan areas including New York’s Times Square.
VOLUNTEER TRAININGS: Volunteer training and Registry Week overview with all Registry Week volunteers take place in the tri-county region in the following locations:
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
10:00-11:30 AM in Edwards AT: WECMRD Field House facility in Edwards. 450 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, CO 81632
1:30 – 3:00 PM in Glenwood Springs AT: Salvation Army, 918 Grand Ave, GWS
5:30 – 7:00 PM in Aspen AT: Schultz Health and Human Services Building, 0405 Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, Colorado 81611
The interviews will be taking place in various touch point locations in the three counties. Volunteers will work in teams for 3 hour shifts.
Volunteers will also be able to help with data entry at each of the headquarter sites.
PITKIN COUNTY VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS:
Schultz Health and Human Services
0405 Castle Creek Rd., conference room 3
Aspen, Colorado 81611
For more information, please contact Mitzi Ledingham, Pitkin County HHS, at (970) 920-5766.