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Continuum of Care


On any given night in Contra Costa County, there are roughly 3,800 people experiencing homelessness...

Agencies in the Continuum of Care offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals who want to make a difference in their local community. Help support efforts to provide much needed services and supports to homeless individuals and families in our county.  See volunteer opportunities at specific agencies.

Point-in-Time Count

  • Contra Costa needs volunteers for an annual count of its homeless population.

    Point-in-Time Count

    Each year in January, Contra Costa's Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC), with the help of community volunteers, conducts a comprehensive point-in-time count of families and individuals experiencing homelessness. The point-in-time count tallies information about people sleeping in emergency shelters and transitional housing as well as people sleeping in cars, in abandoned properties, or in other places not meant for human habitation. It provides a one-day snapshot of homelessness and includes data about families, youth, chronically homeless, veterans, as well as gender, ethnicity, and race.

    The 2022 sheltered count took place on the night of February 23rd and the unsheltered count took place in the early morning hours on February 24th.