Down for the Homeless Count

SOH Youth and Executive Director with LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

 

SOH youth and staff had the pleasure to participate in a press conference for the upcoming 2018 Homeless Count. The Homeless Count is conducted every year to gather data about people experiencing homelessness in the region.  Data from the homeless count determines how resources are allocated and provides information on trends.  At the press conference, we shined a light on youth homelessness for Homeless Youth Awareness Month by visually illustrating numbers from the count the 2016 Home

Executive Director, Janet Kelly with Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti

less Youth Count. In LA County, 6,000 youth experience homelessness on any given night, a 64% increase from last year. Learn more about the homeless count at www.theycountwillyou.org.