Count Us In

Count Us In 2018 will take place on Friday, January 26th ! 

The core purpose of our annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. A successful and accurate PIT Count is an essential component to informing our system response to the need in our community and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.

For questions about the PIT count, please contact

We are now accepting volunteers for Count Us In 2018. 

Volunteers will be asked to work in teams of 2-3 to conduct a visual count of individuals experiencing homelessness across King County. Teams are comprised of community volunteers and expert guides (individuals currently/previously experiencing homelessness), who will walk/drive all over their assigned routes beginning in the early morning hours (specific times to be determined). Volunteers are expected to have a cell phone, and to walk approximately 2-3 miles if necessary. Volunteers with cars will be asked to help transport their team members on the day of the count.

To sign up to participate as a volunteer, please fill out this short survey. Please note that expert guides will be recruited separately through a different process. If you have been recruited as a guide, do not complete this form. Please contact Jean-Paul Yafali with any questions at: or (206) 263-1375.

Questions? Read our FAQ for Volunteers 

Volunteers and Guides for the 2018 Count are required to attend a training. The 2018 training schedule is available here.

Name Affiliation
Amanda Urwiler Youth Advisory Board
Aren Sparck United Indian Health Board
Brenda Frazier REACH
Brooke Buckingham City of Redmond
Carol Goertzel Vashon Youth and Family Services
Chloe Gail REACH
Colleen Chalmers Chief Seattle Club
Corrine McKisson Compass Housing Alliance
Daniel Burton DESC
David Bowling Congregations for the Homeless
Derrick Belgarde Chief Seattle Club
Domenick Dellino Community Member
Dusty Olson City of Seattle Human Services Dept
Eden B King County Housing Authority
Ezra Alem Youth Advisory Board
Graham Pruss WeCount/Vehicle Residency
Guy Williams City of Renton
Isaiah Day United Way of King County
Janice Hougen King County Housing and Community Development
Jenna Gearhart United Indians of All Tribes
Jerene Battisti King County Libraries
Joseph Seia New Horizons
Karsten Syverson Mockingbird Society
Kristy Johnson King County Housing Authority
Lauren McGowan United Way of King County
Leslie Price City of Seattle Mayor’s Office
Liahann Bannerman United Way of King County
Liz Trautman Mockingbird Society
Mandy Urwiler Community Member
Manuela Ginnett Multi-Service Center
Marjorie Johnson Compass Housing Alliance
Mark Putnam All Home
Marshall Duvall Community Member
Nancy Sherman Community Member
Nawiishtunmi Chief Seattle Club
Paula Carvalho Mockingbird Society
Rebecca Stephens Veterans Administration
Redway, Laird King County Veterans Program
Sara Wamsley Housing Development Consortium
Sierra Phillips Mockingbird Society
Sinan Demirel Private Consultant
Kate Speltz King County Housing and Community Development
Susan Fitzgerald Vashon Youth and Family Services
Tom Miles Congregations for the Homeless
Walter Washington Compass Housing Alliance
Whitney Whittemore REACH
Laura Petry ASR
Peter Connery ASR
Samantha Green ASR
Kira Zylstra All Home
Michelle Valdez All Home
Jean-Paul Yafali All Home
Zachary DeWolf All Home