Shadow Count 2014
SHADOW COUNT 2014 is seeking decoys for NYC's homeless count. Register today.
Throughout the night of Monday, January 27th into the morning of Tuesday, January 28th (overnight!), the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will be sending hundreds of volunteers all across the city to count the homeless.
On that same night, paid volunteers, "decoys", will be sent to designated locations throughout the city to see how many are counted. Information on the number of decoys that are counted will be used to assess the accuracy of the official DHS 2014 Street Survey count. Shadow Count is funded by DHS but conducted independently by Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College researchers.
Shadow Count 2014: Night of January 27-28th, 2014
12:00 midnight to 4:00 am
(Check-in time 2 hours earlier)
For more information click here Shadow Count FAQ's.
To sign up to participate as a paid decoy click here.
Note: Every decoy must attend ONE training. Every volunteer decoy must provide a valid copy of a Social Security Card and Photo ID for payment at their training. Payments will be processed after the completion of the Shadow Count. Click here for training information.
Thank you for your support and participation in this project.
Contact for information or to submit a registration form:
Mail: Shadow Count - 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035
Shadow Count Hotline (leave a message and it will be returned ASAP): 212.396.7808