Volunteers hit the streets to help count the number of homeless people living in Rapid City.
The 2011 count found more than 14 hundred homeless people in South Dakota.
The Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition surveyed people throughout the day on Tuesday to find out how many people living in Rapid City are homeless.
Karrie Miller with the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition says there are not enough volunteers to cover all areas west river, but it's still important to do as much as they can.
"This really is a survey for our homeless guests and clients. It helps us to understand how they ended up in that situation and what we can do as a community to help prevent that situation," said Miller.
Miller says the count is slightly skewed because the state doesn't allow them to include the number of people living in a hotel or motel.
This year's count won't be available until November.