first_imgFor the first time in its history, the Santa Monica Homeless Count had to close registration early because of a flood of volunteers who wanted to help with the annual count that takes place on Wednesday. The City had no problem recruiting 250 people to count the homeless well before the Jan. 18 deadline to sign up.“I think we’re going to have a really, really spectacular turnout again,” Margaret Willis, Santa Monica’s Human Services Administrator.While Santa Monica can’t take any more volunteers, Los Angeles is still trying to find 1,100 volunteers to help with its multiple nights of counting, beginning Tuesday in the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.Organizers are still looking for volunteers to help in West Los Angeles as well. Volunteers can visit theycountwillyou.org/volunteer to sign up.In Santa Monica, the volunteers will fan out across the city starting at 10:30 p.m. to count the number of people sleeping on streets and on the shore. The volunteer count is one part of a three-step approach to getting an accurate view of the homeless situation. Shelters, jail staff, and emergency room workers will also tally the number of homeless at their facilities Wednesday night.In addition, a group of volunteers with USC has been surveying the homeless to get demographic information during the day. Those volunteers try to figure out where people are coming from and ask questions about their access to services. For the first time this year, the survey asks whether the homeless person has a pet and whether that has had an impact on his or her ability to find shelter.While the forecast predicts a chilly night with lows right around 40 degrees, Willis is thankful for (hopefully) clear skies ahead.“We do this rain or shine,” Willis said. “It is going to be cold so bundle up: bring your mittens and bring your hats.”“We try to make it a really fun community event. We have raffle prizes and snacks and time for people to mingle. We try to make it a time for people to come together and get to know other people who care about this issue.”[email protected] :daily presshomelesshomeless counthomelessnessLos Angeles Homeless Services AuthoritySanta Monicasanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWoman hits jail staffFitness Resolutions: CrossFitYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBoardwalk business recovery hamstrung by homelessness crisisClara Harter2 days agoFeaturedNewsWoman Arrested With Knife At Buscaino ‘Plan for Safer Los Angeles’ Press ConferenceGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoCovid-19FeaturedHealthLifeNewsLA’s unhoused population plagued by an epidemic of mental illnessClara Harter2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks ago HomeNewsHomelessnessOutpouring of Support for City Homeless Count Jan. 24, 2017 at 8:00 amHomelessnessOutpouring of Support for City Homeless CountGuest Author4 years agodaily presshomelesshomeless counthomelessnessLos Angeles Homeless Services AuthoritySanta Monicasanta monica daily pressA homeless man sleeps on a bench in Palisades Park.  last_img read more

first_img By News Highland – October 22, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous article56 new Covid cases in Donegal as national incidence rate peaksNext articleThe Score – 22/10/20 News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Five of Donegal’s seven LEAs record falls in Covid cases Five of the seven Local Electoral Areas in Donegal have seen slight reductions in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the 14 days to last Monday evening.Despite a fall of 26 from the previous week, the Lifford Stranorlar total of 132 still represents Donegal’s highest incidence rate of 509.9 per 100,000 people.South Inishowen had a total of 113 cases, up four, giving a rate of 505.2.North Inishowen recorded 57 cases, down 18, an incidence rate of 336, while Donegal’s rise of seven cases brought the total there to 85, a rate of 320.9.Letterkenny’s total of 82 was down four, giving a rate of 275.3, while Glenties was down two at 37, a rate of 154.7.With a fall of four, Milford recorded 16 cases, a rate of 116.2 per 100,000 people.****************************Comparative figures for the past five weeks -The latest figures on the number of cases per electoral area in Donegal have been released and covers the 14 days up to October 19 (last Monday)↘️North inishowen: 57 cases ( 336 cases per 100k)↗️South Inishowen:113 cases ( 505.2 cases per 100k)↘️Milford: 16 cases (116.2 cases per 100k)↘️Letterkenny 82 cases ( 275.3 cases per 100k)↘️Lifford/Stranorlar 132 cases(509.9 cases per 100k)↘️Glenties 37 cases (154.7 cases per 100k)↗️Donegal 85 cases ( 320.9 cases per 100k)Previous 14 day figures up to October 12North inishowen: 75 cases (442.1 per 100k)South Inishowen: 109 ( 487.3 cases per 100k)Milford: 20 cases ( 145.2 cases per 100k)Letterkenny 86 ( 288.7 cases per 100k)Lifford/Stranorlar 158 ( 610.3 per 100k)Glenties 39 (163 cases per 100k)Donegal 78 (294 cases per 100k)Previous 14 day figures up to October 5North inishowen: 59 cases (347.8 per 100k)South Inishowen: 54 cases ( 241.4 per 100k)Milford: 16 cases ( 116.4 per 100k)Letterkenny: 99 cases ( 332.2 cases per 100k)Lifford/Stranorlar: 159 cases ( 602.6 per 100k)Glenties: 29 cases (121.2 cases per 100k)Donegal: 51 cases (192.5 cases per 100k)Previous 14 day figures up to September 28North inishowen: 19 cases (112 per 100k)South Inishowen: 26 ( 116.2 cases per 100k)Milford: 10 cases ( 72.6 cases per 100k)Letterkenny 59 ( 198 cases per 100k)Lifford/Stranorlar 156 ( 606.2 per 100k)Glenties 34 (142.1 cases per 100k)Donegal 17 (64.2 cases per 100k)Precious 14 day figures, up to September 21, below North inishowen: less than 5 casesSouth Inishowen: 13 (58.1 cases per 100k)Milford: 5 cases (36.3 cases per 100k)Letterkenny 24 (80.6 cases per 100k)Lifford/Stranorlar 87 (336.1 cases per 100k)Glenties less than 22 (92 cases per 100k)Donegal 8 (30.2 cases per 100k)last_img read more