Shadow Count 2020: 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 2020 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 27th into the 28th.

The Shadow Count deploys paid volunteers in pairs across the city on same night the HOPE street survey takes place. As participants are counted by HOPE survey takers, they create a baseline that ensures the accuracy of the HOPE count’s resulting number of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness, and the unmet need for services in NYC. Over the next few weeks, the Silberman School of Social Work will recruit and train all participants for the night of the 27th.


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