The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) is an independently funded, non-profit organization whose mission includes the prevention and ending of homelessness in the seven county, Metro Denver Region by facilitating, integrating and tracking cooperative, community-wide and regional systems of care for people who have become homeless, but seek to live in a stable home and maximize self-sufficiency.
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MDHI Seeks Volunteers for the 2015 Point-in-Time
Each year, Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) organizes a collaborative effort to survey the homeless people in our community. The information gathered from the survey provides us with a “snapshot” of the individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness on the night of January 26, 2015.
Two types of surveys are conducted:
-Volunteers for the sheltered count will survey at locations such as homeless shelters, food banks, human service offices and other indoor locations where people go to seek shelter or services.
-Volunteers for the unsheltered count will go out in teams with staff to survey people in locations such as parks, riverbeds, parking lots and other places where we may find people who are not accessing shelter or services.
When: Week of January 26, 2015. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a four-hour shift at a minimum. Volunteers will also be required to attend a two-hour training session prior to the day of the count.
Where: We need volunteers in the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Jefferson
How will the information be collected? Information is collected via a survey. Volunteers will interview homeless people and collect information on the survey tool.
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must be able to work with diverse populations including the impoverished, ex-offenders, and persons of all ethnicities
- Must be patient, cheerful and compassionate
- Must relate well to volunteers, agency staff, and general public
- Must possess an awareness of and dedication to human needs
How do I sign up?
To get connected with a County Volunteer Coordinator, click here.
Please send questions and comments to:
Joe Baker, Data Coordinator, email@example.com, (303) 295-1772 x103
2015 Point-in-Time Forms
- 2015 PIT Survey
- 2015 PIT Survey ESPANOL
- VISPDAT PIT Flyer pdf
- 2015 Point in Time–Cover Sheet for Surveys
- 2015 PIT Training – Agency
- 2015 PIT Training – Volunteers
- Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
- PIT Factlet
If you are a volunteer or agency interested in attending a training please RSVP with Joe Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-295-1772 x103)
Tonight’s PIT training has been canceled. In lieu of an in-person training, volunteers and staff may also view the recorded training below.
Friday January 23rd @ 5:30
Location: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver 80205
Brad Busse Board Room