By order of the Board of Supervisors in September 2007, the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (SBCHP) was formed to provide a more focused approach to issues of homelessness within the County. The Partnership consists of community and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, non profit organizations, private industry, and federal, state, and local governments.
SBCHP was developed to promote a strong collaboration between agencies to direct the planning, development, and implementation of the County’s 10-year Strategy to end chronic homelessness. The Partnership provides leadership in creating a comprehensive countywide network of service delivery to the homeless and near homeless families and individuals through facilitating better communication, planning, coordination, and cooperation among all entities that provide services and/or resources for the relief of homelessness in San Bernardino County.
Who can I call if I need assistance with basic needs or other homeless resources?
Please contact United Way 211 by calling “211”. The 2-1-1 Coordinated Entry System (CES) is available in San Bernardino County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By dialing the 3-digit calling code, 2-1-1, the caller is connected to a live, bilingual homeless assistance call specialist who will help assess the caller’s situation and streamline access to homeless assistance services, screen applicants for eligibility for these and other programs in a consistent and well-coordinated way, and assess needs to determine which interventions are the best fit for each individual and/or family.
2019 Point-in-Time Count Requirements and Training Resources
Please download and review the training materials in preparation for participating in the 2019 Point-in-Time Count.
You will need an Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad to participate in the Point-in-Time Count Survey. Your device should be no older than three to four years old and have at least 95MB of available space. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon carriers are preferable. Please ensure your device meets the requirements below.
- If you have an iPhone, make sure your operating system is at iOS 10 or later.
- If you have an iPad, make sure your operating system is at iOS 10 or later, the iPad has cellular capabilities (not just Wi-Fi) and the ability to capture GPS information.
- If you have an Android phone, make sure your operating system is at Android 4.4 (KitKat) or later.
On the day of the count, please arrive with your device fully charged and location services enabled. If you have a portable charging source for your device, please bring it with you as well.
County of San Bernardino 2019 Point-In-Time Count of Sheltered and Unsheltered Persons and Families:
What’s New, Changes, and Highlights
What’s new this year? Volunteers will be conducting the entire unsheltered Point-In-Time Count (PITC) by use of a web-based application designed specifically for the San Bernardino PITC. Training classes on how to use the web-based application for the next San Bernardino County Point-in-Time Count and Survey will be posted on the San Bernardino Homeless Partnership webpage: www.sbcounty.gov/dbh/sbchp on or before January 7, 2019.