Officials Will Consider Consolidating Homeless Services
A one-stop homeless center in Bakersfield will be among the topics discussed at an upcoming summit to end chronic homelessness in the city over the next 10 years, Mayor Harvey Hall said, the Bakersfield Californian reports.
The center could offer mental health care services, substance abuse assistance, job skills training and other health services. Such services currently are offered at different locations throughout Bakersfield.
So far, "there is no consensus" on what services the center would offer, the location of the center or how the center would be funded, according to the Californian. The project has been estimated to cost $1 million.
Hall said the summit could take place within the next three months (Schuster, Bakersfield Californian, 4/22).