The 2017 Homeless Youth Point In Time Count has passed. (The next count will be January 2018)
This was the 4th year Build Our Center has served as an event organizer with Nevada Youth Empowerment Project. NYEP has organized the count for 6 years.

These were the results of the 2017 Count.  We would be happy to come do a presentation to your organization or company and talk about really solving the issue in a forward thinking way:)

All information below will be about donating for the 2018 Count.

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The Department of Housing and Urban Development mandates a survey of homeless people every year. This data is ultimately used to develop and fund housing and supportive programs for those in need.  This year, the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project and Build Our Center, both local non-profits, will coordinate the January 28th event, on behalf of the Reno Area Alliance for the Homeless.

The event is 24 hours and is staffed by volunteers, it will target homeless youth, and it will take place at the West Street Plaza (1st and West Street).  It begins promptly at midnight on January 26th and will end at 11:59 pm. This year kids can also get counted at the The Eddy House Drop in Center from 10-5pm.

We need housing!

Washoe County Homeless Youth Point in Time Count

It is the sixth year for the Youth Count, ages 18 to 24. In 2016, we counted 99,  75 young peoplein 2015, 44 in 2014 and 61 in 2013.

Our goal is survey 150 young people this year.

We believe that this number under-represented the number of homeless youth in our community. We also believe that the number of transitional youth is at a manageable number and that if we work on this problem now it will save thousands of dollars in the future.



Nevada Youth Empowerment Project & Build Our Center depend on your assistance and generosity. Your donation to the event plays an important role in supporting these disconnected young people. Whether it’s a contribution of dollars, items, or services, your gift has a direct impact on the life of homeless & at-risk youth.  We would like to recognize you as a donor on our website and thru media outreach. If you or someone you know can make a donation, please contact us with your commitment.  We also appreciate invitations to speak to your service organization. In addition, to the needs of the young people, we are also looking for donations to cover the costs of onsite expenses such as Propane Heaters, Porta Potties, Sorting Bins, Games, Art Supplies, City Fees, Truck Rental, Tents etc.

Thank you for continuing to support our programs and partnerships.

Questions?: Meredith Tanzer, BOC
775.830.0920 or email

Needs List
Homeless Youth Count Donation Letter 2017 (2)

Pass it On: Media
2017 PIT Media Release

2017 Angels (Financial Sponsors)
Rotary Club of RenoRenoYouth CityCouncilCity of Reno Government
Sierra Association of Foster Families, High School Giving Circle – Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Stacey and Chuck Matthweson
Spectrum Northern Nevada 

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*Any donations remaining after the Point In Time Count will be distributed to clothing closets and Free Markets at NYEP, OUR Center and The Eddy House. 


Reported Numbers and Results
2016-Washoe County Homeless Youth Point In Time Count
2016 PIT Infographic

2015 Washoe County Homeless Youth Count
Solutions presented by NYEP for a Youth Shelter based on PIT Results.

2014 Washoe County Point In Time Count Results

More Information in the Homeless problem.