Volunteers will be out counting the number of homeless youth in the River City this week.
Head of the A Way Home program in Kamloops, Katherine McParland says, last year’s count set a benchmark, with 129 youth who had experienced homelessness, and this year they’re expecting more to be identified.
“This year we’ve partnered with the school district, so we’ll actually be part of the curricululm for Grade 10 students, and all students in the district will be completing the survey. So we will be having thousands of surveys completed by young people. Which will help us uncover that issue.”
The count will take place May 8 to May 10, all around the city.