2022 Unsheltered Point-In-Time Homeless Count

2022 Unsheltered Point-in-Time Count - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County is the coordinator of an unsheltered homeless count that occurs every year. During this single night, volunteers canvass the streets in small groups and attempt to count every unsheltered homeless person in suburban Cook County. The results of the Count are reported to the federal government in order to secure funds for homelessness programs and create a baseline for continued efforts to end homelessness in suburban Cook County. The Count also helps to raise awareness about homelessness and barriers to housing in our communities.  

The Homeless Count will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Volunteers will receive a link for an on-demand virtual training to be completed before the night of the count. There are 2 dispatch locations in each suburban region (North, West or South). Masks will be required and teams will be small to help with social distancing. 

* COVID-19 updates will be provided as needed 

North Region 1 

  • Dispatch Station: Northwest Compass, 1300 W Northwest Hwy, Mt Prospect, IL 60056 
  • Homeless Count: 7:00pm to 1:00am 

North Region 2 

  • Dispatch Station: Skokie Police Dept. Training Center, 7300 Niles Center Rd, Skokie, IL 60077 
  • Homeless Count: 7:00pm to 1:00am

West Region 1 

  • Dispatch Station: Housing Forward, 1851 S 9th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 
  • Homeless Count: 7:00pm to 1:00am 

West Region 2 

  • Dispatch Station: BEDS-Plus, 9601 Ogden Ave, La Grange, IL 60525 
  • Homeless Count: 7:00pm to 1:00am 

South Region 1 

  • Dispatch Station: Catholic Charities, 12731 S Wood St, Blue Island, IL 60406 
  • Homeless Count: 6:30pm to 1:30am 

South Region 2 

  • Dispatch Station: Together We Cope, 17010 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 
  • Homeless Count: 6:30pm to 1:30am 


Volunteer for the 2022 Homeless Count 

Click here to sign up to volunteer on the night of Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The time depends on where you are volunteering. Each region decides the time period they feel will include the most individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness. 

Serve as a Service Site Survey Agency 

Click here to serve as a service site survey agency. If your organization regularly encounters people who are homeless, we need your help the week of the Homeless Count. Please participate to help us accurately count all those experiencing homelessness in suburban Cook County.

Gift Bag Donations 

Click here if you would like to donate items to include in gift bags. On the night of the Homeless Count, each individual encountered will be given a gift bag with supplies and information on where to access resources. We are seeking the following donations: 

  • Socks, hats, scarves and gloves 
  • Gift cards to purchase food 
  • Gift cards to purchase clothing 
  • Toiletries 
  • Individually wrapped non-perishable foods (ex. beef jerky, granola bars) 
  • First-aid supplies 

You can also donate by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Back, Outreach Coordinator, at carolyn@suburbancook.org