Shadow Count 2013
Note: Shadow Count 2013 is on for Jan 28th! See you there.
SHADOW COUNT 2013 is seeking decoys for NYC's homeless count. Register today.
Throughout the night of Monday, January 28th into the morning of Tuesday, January 29th (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 2013 Street Survey count. Shadow Count is funded by DHS but conducted independently by Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College researchers.
Shadow Count 2013: Night of January 28-29th, 2013
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 (CLOSED)
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. 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): 212.396.7613