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HOPE 2020: Homeless Count

On Monday, January 27th, the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), a citywide community volunteer effort to count every New Yorker sleeping on the street across the five boroughs during the coldest time of the year.

Join the Catholic Charities team in canvassing parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people who find themselves living on the street. Thousands of volunteers help make HOPE a success each year. Come spend a night reaching out to fellow New Yorkers who need your help.


  1. Volunteers are asked to report at their site at 10pm.
  2. The count officially goes from 10pm-4am, but most volunteers are done by 3am.
  3. Monday, January 27th


Catholic Charities will be participating at three sites in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.

1. Manhattan
PS 116 (210 East 33rd Street)

2. Bronx
Hostos Community College (500 Grand Concourse - Savoy Building)

3. Staten Island
South Richmond High School (6581 Hylan Blvd; down Cunningham Road)

How do I sign up?

1. Please register online by visiting here:

2. Download the HOPE App. The Hope team will email you a link to download an app to conduct our surveys through your phone.  

For FAQs please visit:

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Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 17+, Minimum Age:18+

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