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NYC HOPE and Shadow Count 2018


Every year, My Dog is My Home team members participate in the NYC HOPE Count and Shadow Count. The Shadow and HOPE Counts are occurring simultaneously, so read about each one and choose the operation you'd like to join us in this year!

HOPE Count:
On Monday, January 22nd, 2018, Department of Homeless Services will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), a citywide community volunteer effort to count every New Yorker sleeping on the street across the five boroughs during the coldest time of the year. HOPE relies on thousands of volunteers, and we are asking you to sign up to make this large-scale canvass a reality!

Shadow Count:
On that same night, paid “decoys” will be planted in designated locations throughout the city. Information on the number of decoys that are counted by DHS volunteers will be used to assess the accuracy of the official DHS HOPE Count 2018. Shadow Count is funded by DHS but conducted independently by Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

Earlier Event: January 11
Vegan Drinks BK
Later Event: April 27
Auction for Access