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Through a snapshot of homelessness, the PIT Count will help us to better understand homelessness and housing needs. With successive counts, we can measure our progress.

PIT Count Volunteers:

  • Search for unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness within designated location
  • Survey individuals and families experiencing homelessness
  • Provide individuals and families who have been surveyed with incentives
  • Must be at least 16 (those under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian permission and they must also serve as a Volunteer)

2017 Contacts 

  • Santa Barbara: 790
  • Santa Maria: 338
  • Isla Vista: 26
  • Goleta: 99
  • Lompoc: 219
  • Carpinteria: 16
  • Cuyama Valley:
  • Guadalupe: 
  • Santa Ynez Valley: 1
  • Total: 1489

2015 Contacts 

  • Santa Barbara: 893
  • Santa Maria: 324
  • Isla Vista/Goleta: 99
  • Lompoc: 116
  • Carpinteria: 18
  • Cuyama Valley: 1
  • Guadalupe: 0 
  • Santa Ynez Valley: 4 
  • Total: 1454

2013 Contacts 

  • Santa Barbara: 946
  • Santa Maria: 300
  • Isla Vista/Goleta: 81
  • Lompoc: 104
  • Carpinteria: 10
  • Guadalupe: 1 
  • Santa Ynez Valley: 24 
  • Total: 1466 

2011 Contacts

  • Santa Barbara: 1078
  • Santa Maria: 244
  • Isla Vista/Goleta: 114
  • Lompoc: 110
  • Carpinteria: 15
  • Cuyama 3
  • Guadalupe: 5
  • Santa Ynez Valley: 6 
  • Total: 1576


We have had volunteers and support from the following organizations: 

Alcoholics Anonymous  
Allan Hancock College 
Alternatives to Violence Project
American Legion 
AmeriCorps SBC Partnership for Veterans & People Experiencing Homelessness 
Antioch University
Apostolic Church
Arcadia Studio
Beachside Bar Cafe
Blue Star Mothers of America
B’Nai B’rith
Bread of Life (Westmont College)
Community Affairs Board, UCSB
Calient Technologies
Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel. Men’s Journey Group
Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
Capture Collective
Casa de La Raza
Casa Esperanza Homeless Center
Casa Serena
Catholic Church of the Beatitudes
Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H)
Christ Lutheran Goleta
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS – Mesa Vista Ward 
Church of Life
Church of the Beatitudes
Citizens Planning Association
City of Goleta
City of Promise Homeless Shelter 
City of Santa Barbara
City of Santa Maria 
Coast Community Church of the Nazarene 
Common Ground Santa Barbara County Advisor Group
Community Affairs Board Foundation 
Community Solutions
Consumer Advocacy Coalition
Common Ground Santa Barbara County
Comunidades Unidas
Cottage Health System
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
County of Santa Barbara
County of Santa Barbara Community Services
Crestwood Christian Fellowship
Department, Housing and Community Development Division
Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley
Democratic Service Club
Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County
Department of Social Services
Department of Veterans Affairs 
Department of Veterans Affairs: HUD-VASH
Direct Relief International 
Doctors Without Walls
Domestic Violence Solutions 
El Montecito Presbyterian Church
Environmental Defense Center 
Families Act
Family Service Agency
Free Methodist Church
First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara 
First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara 
Food Not Bombs
Friends of the Library — Los Alamos 
Fund for Santa Barbara
Genuine Concern For Others Inc
Goleta Presbyterian Church
Good Samaritan
Grace Lutheran Santa Barbara
Guadalupe Family Service Center
Hands 4 Others
Health Care for All Santa Barbara
Home To Stay Ventura
Hope Community Church
Hopenet of Carpinteria
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
Independent Living Resource Center
Islamic Society of Santa Barbara
Israeli American Counsil
Interfaith Initiative
Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
Leadership Santa Barbara
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara 
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Light And Life Goleta
Local Return Peace Corps
Lompoc Public Safety Commission
Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization
Los Curanderos
Mankind Project Santa Barbara, Inc.
Medicos sin Fronteras
Mental Health Association
Milpas Community Association
Milpas Outreach Project 
Mission Santa Barbara
Mu Delta
NAMI Northern Santa Barbara County
Negate the Hate
New Beginnings Counseling Center
New Beginnings Safe Parking Program
Noah’s Anchorage –Youth and Family Services
Occupy Santa Barbara 
Organic Soup Kitchen
Ocean Hills Covenant Church
Old Mission Santa Barbara 
Pacific Pride Foundation
PATH Santa Barbara
People’s Self Help Housing
Planned Parenthood 
Progressive Democrats of Santa Barbara
Project Premie
Promotoras Santa Barbara
Quaker-Friends Society
Reality Santa Barbara
Reality Carpinteria 
Relay for Life
ResCare, Inc.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program – Santa Barbara
Saint Barbara Parish
Salvation Army
Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara 
San Marcos High School
Santa Barbara City College Drug and Alcohol Counselors
Santa Barbara City College Nursing Program
Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation  
Santa Barbara County Democratic Party
Santa Barbara County Education Office, Transitional Youth Services Program          
Santa Barbara County Action Network
Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness
Santa Barbara County Public Defender
Santa Barbara County Public Health/Health Care for the Homeless
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
Santa Barbara School District
Santa Barbara Street Medicine, Companion Care
Santa Barbara Yoga Center
Santa Maria Elks Club
Santa Maria Foursquare Church 
Santa Maria Unity Chapel
Santa Maria Veterans Treatment Court
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Sarah House
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Shouts 4 Grace Church
Showers of Blessing 
Sierra Club
Sigma Pi
Social Venture Partners
Sol Foods Festival
Solid Rock Ministries
South Coast Bike Share Initiative 
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
St. Anthony
St. Vincent’s
Street Health Outreach at UCSB
TeleCare Corp
Transition House
Transitions Mental Health Association
Trinity Episcopal Church –Santa Barbara
Trinity Lutheran Church
UCSB Adventure Programs
UCSB Associated Students  
UCSB Global Medical Brigades
UCSB Health Professions Association
Underserved Medicine at University of California, Santa Barbara
United Church of Christ
United Way NSBC
University California Santa Barbara
Uffizi Missional Order
Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
Urban Initiative
Valley Christian Fellowhsip
Villa Majella
Westmont College
Westmont Street Health Outreach
White Stone Ranch
Youth and Family Services YMCA

If you would like to participate, email or sign up at the link at the top of this page.