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Point in Time survey of the homeless

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The Homeless Network of Yakima County participated in the Point in Time survey for the sixth year in a row on Thursday at four different locations across Yakima County.

The survey is taken in communities across the country and helps local agencies find out what services are most needed. The Department of Human Services had 200 volunteers working throughout the county.

"We're always seeking help throughout the year, this is not a one time issue," said Tim Sullivan, Housing & Homeless Programs Manager for the County.

Volunteers went to four churches in the county and invited the homeless to come take the survey including Wapato and Toppenish.  In Yakima and Sunnyside they offered food, clothing, and supplies in addition to collecting surveys.

"[The need] lasts all year long and we're always needing donations and volunteers," said Sullivan.