Shadow Count 2015–Registration to become a decoy is now OPEN!

On January 26th – 27th (overnight), the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will send thousands of volunteers across the city to count NYC’s unsheltered homeless people. On that same night, Shadow Count Decoys will be deployed to designated locations throughout the five boroughs to report how many of them are counted. This project helps assess the accuracy of the DHS count, and helps our city’s homeless count.

When: Monday, January 26th at 10 PM – Tuesday, January 27th at 4 AM

How: Become a decoy for the Shadow Count. Register, attend a training session and be deployed as a decoy on the night of the Count.

Where: All trainings are held at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College located at 2180 Third Avenue @ 119th Street, New York, NY 10035

Compensation: Decoys will be paid $75.

What is required?
1. Completed application (online or paper)
2. Submission of copy of Social Security card and valid photo ID
3. Attending a Decoy Training

Choose a decoy training date on the online registration form.

Online Registration Form
Shadow Count Hotline: 212-396-7808

Click here for more information.