The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual census of the homeless population in Los Angeles and a new
initiative focused on outreach to homeless youth.

The agency needs help canvassing Westchester, Playa del Rey, Venice and Del Rey on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 27. Participation is already high enough in Mar Vista and Marina del Rey that no more volunteers are needed, and Santa Monica officials conduct a separate count in that city.

The Westside portion of LAHSA’s inaugural Greater Los Angeles Youth Count — a special effort to survey and provide social services outreach for homeless youth — happens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and focuses on coastal neighborhoods including Venice and Santa Monica.

Register to volunteer for the homeless count or youth count at, or write to reach organizers of the youth count.

— Gary Walker