Join the Homeless Count in Pacific Palisades

Volunteers for the Palisades homeless count gathered at Corpus Christi gym at 5 a.m. last year.

The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness is assisting the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count by canvassing this area on Wednesday, January 24.

Volunteers will be assigned in groups to walk/drive different areas of Pacific Palisades after meeting at 5 a.m. in the Corpus Christi Church parking lot on Carey Street, 880 Toyopa Drive.

Volunteers are needed for the Palisades Count and can register by contacting Kim Clary at or by calling (310) 699-0282.

Why volunteer? It is fascinating tramping around the Palisades exploring the nooks and crannies, looking for people that the task force may be able to help. If you are not sufficiently mobile to transverse all areas, volunteers are needed for sign-in, too.

One year this editor found a family living in a car by Vons. The Task Force, with help from social workers, was able to move them out of the auto. Last year, another family living near Gladstones in a camper, found the volunteers and asked for assistance.

Individuals can make a positive impact on the lives of homeless individuals by volunteering to help with the Count.

The data gathered brings needed resources and awareness to the issue. Volunteers receive in-depth training from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) through on-line videos.  It will take about three hours of your time to count our homeless neighbors.

Clary said, “Be part of this rewarding, important once-a-year community activity.”


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