Shadow Count 2019: Make a Lasting Impact in Just One Night

The Silberman School of Social Work is once again excited to partner with the New York City Department of Homeless Services to carry out the 2019 HOPE and Shadow Count – an annual count of those across the five boroughs who are experiencing homelessness and are unsheltered, taking place overnight this January 28th into the 29th.

The Shadow Count involves paid “decoys” who are stationed in pairs throughout the city. As they are located by the same volunteers who count the population experiencing homelessness unsheltered, these decoys help measure the HOPE Count’s overall accuracy. Over the next few weeks, the Silberman School of Social Work will recruit and train all decoys to participate on the night of the 28th.


We want you to join us and become part of this important, impactful evening.

Compensation: All decoys earn $85.

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Shadow Count Hotline: 212-396-7766