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100 Homes for 100 Homeless Arlingtonians - Registry Week is Oct. 16-21

posted Sep 13, 2011, 11:18 PM by L M

100 Homes for 100 Homeless Arlingtonians
Arlington is joining a national campaign to move the most vulnerable homeless persons off the street and into housing, where they can then get the services they need to turn their lives around. The centerpiece of the 100 Homes campaign is called Registry Week, when teams of community volunteers (led by experienced professionals) go into the streets, engage with people who are homeless, conduct a survey that focuses on health and safety, and then compile the data into a ranking of the most vulnerable individuals - literally those at the most risk of dying if they don't get off the street.

"We have made great strides in addressing homelessness in Arlington, but our work is far from complete," said County Board Chairman Christopher Zimmerman. "The 100 Homes Campaign brings important focus to helping some of the most vulnerable members of our community - those living on the streets."

The County is looking for volunteers to help in the effort. Jobs include surveyors, data entry and headquarters staff. For more information visit www.100homesarlingtonva.org<http://www.100homesarlingtonva.org>.
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