"I've never really seen the things that this class has allowed me to see," said Matt Rehak, who has lived in Hampstead since he was 10.

Rehak, a junior majoring in social work, said he never knew many of the services available to homeless in Carroll existed.

"Word needs to be spread about those services, so people who don't know about them can utilize them as well," he said.

Carroll County has five shelters for the homeless: a family shelter, a women's and children's shelter, a men's shelter, a safe-haven shelter, and a cold-weather shelter.

Kunz said he hopes to continue the course in future years and a number of students have already expressed interest in volunteering with local organizations after the course ends.

Paul is one of those students.

"It made me want to reach out more and do more to give back to help the homeless population especially in my own city of Baltimore," he said.

According to the 2013 Point-in-Time survey, there were 134 homeless living throughout the county, although Kunz acknowledged that the number is normally an undercount.

The 2013 count included 103 adults and 31 children.

Carroll was scheduled to perform its 2014 point-in-time survey Thursday, and students in Kunz' class volunteered to help.