Homeless Outreach in South Hampton Roads April 15 – 20, 2012. What is 1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians ?. Part of a national campaign to:. Interview homeless individuals living on the street. Identify their medical risk factors using a Vulnerability Index survey.
Part of a national campaign to:
How Will We Do This??
South Hampton Roads
April 15-20, 2012
The survey is a vulnerability index that asks about medical conditions and risk factors.
Medical risk factors include:
Create Registry With Names & Photos
Prioritize those with the most severe medical vulnerabilities
Get them housed….
and and healthy….
and employed if possible.
Volunteers are identified with campaign t-shirts.
Volunteers go in teams of 5-10 with flashlights, maps,
and $5 gift cards as incentives.
Volunteers are trained by seasoned outreach workers on how to interview homeless individuals, and what to expect “in the field.”
Conducting the Survey
Take a photo of each person interviewed.
This helps locate individuals when housing becomes available.
Sunday, April 15
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Volunteers role play on how to conduct the Vulnerability Index, and receive other training from professional outreach workers.
There are scripts for explaining Registry Week to individuals being interviewed.
*Training site tbd
Monday, April 16*
3:30 am - Volunteers arrive & Sign In
1. Sign confidentiality form and waiver
2. Get Team #
3. Pick up T-shirt
*Registry Week headquarters site tbd
Yellow bags for interviewees: Street Sheets, $5 gift cards, other handouts
Team Box for volunteers: includes flashlights, pens, copies of VI, water
6:30 – 8:00 am
Volunteers Return to HQ
Volunteers give all surveys to the Data Entry Team and upload photos from digital cameras or cell phones.
Volunteers then gather in their teams to discuss the experiences they had.
Breakfast is served!
You can get to class or work by 9:00 am.
Sign Up for Registry Week in your community:
or Virginia Beach!
We need volunteers for the following teams
in each participating city:
To volunteer or get more information:
Norfolk Office to End Homelessness
Regional Task Force to End Homelessness
622-9268, ext. 3005