As you may be aware, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) had to postpone the annual HOPE Street Survey that was scheduled Monday, January 26, 2015, due to severe winter weather.

On February 9, 2015, the NYC Department of Homeless Services will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). We need thousands of volunteers to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people living unsheltered in the city. Just one night of your time will help us collect vital information for outreach teams to help homeless people leave the streets for a better life.

3,000 NEW YORKERS NEEDED…The information volunteers gather during HOPE 2015 is critical to our ongoing efforts, but we need your help to make it possible. We need more than 3,000 volunteers, age 18 or older, to give just one night of their time to help survey the number of New Yorkers living on city streets. We will provide you with all the training necessary to conduct the survey on the night of HOPE plus a quick, basic online orientation when you register.

Sign up to volunteer for HOPE 2015 today!

With our partners, our goal is to prevent homelessness when possible; to provide temporary, emergency shelter when needed; and to help individuals and families transition rapidly into permanent housing. We do this through providing coordinated, compassionate, high-quality services and supports. For more information please visit