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Save the Date: HOPE Count 2017

Save the Date: Hope Count 2017

Are you concerned about homelessness but not sure how to help? The HOPE Count is a great way to get involved.

HOPE (Homeless Outreach Population Estimate), is an annual city-wide census of the individuals sleeping outdoors in New York City. Breaking Ground partners with the NYC Department of Homeless Services to conduct the count in the midtown Manhattan area.

This is our biggest volunteer opportunity of the year, and recruitment begins in early January.

The 2017 HOPE Count takes place on a cold winter night, from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning. The count is scheduled for January 23rd, 2017.

Many volunteers return year after year for an experience they describe as “rewarding” and “enlightening.” It’s truly a chance to connect with New York City and its inhabitants like never before.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is HOPE Count?
HOPE Count is an annual census of individuals sleeping outside, organized by New York City’s Department of Homeless Services and Breaking Ground. The data you and your fellow volunteers will gather during the event helps us adjust our efforts to make the greatest possible impact on helping the chronically homeless to improve their lives.

Why participate?
HOPE Count may take place on a chilly winter night, but it is ultimately a heart-warming experience. Our volunteers find it gratifying to be able to seek out and offer assistance to some of the city’s most vulnerable men and women, to be able to contribute in a tangible way to the fight to end homelessness. It’s a great way to meet like-minded individuals, and it’s even pretty fun.

How do I sign up?
Sign up and registration begins in early January. Connect with us on social media or sign up for volunteer opportunities to be informed via email when registration if officially open.