Outreach Teams Painstakingly Work Toward Getting Homeless People Mental Health Help, Medical Care
San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency is supporting a three-year pilot program, targeting people identified as being chronically homeless and suffering from a severe mental illness, substance abuse disorder or physical illness. It is funded by a $22 million federal grant, which the county is matching.
Easing Unhealthy Homeless People Off Streets Of San Diego Can Be A Daunting Process
The county’s Health and Human Services Agency contracted with PATH and Exodus Recovery to run the three-year pilot program, targeting people identified as being chronically homeless and suffering from a severe mental illness, substance abuse disorder or physical illness. ...During the process, the team of case managers and health workers conduct a comprehensive assessment while connecting people to appropriate medical care, and stability. (Murphy, 8/3)
Stanislaus County Picks Its Spot For Temporary Homeless Shelter
Stanislaus County is proposing to open a temporary shelter in two buildings of its former hospital at its Scenic Drive government center to deal with the growing homelessness crisis. The shelter could be open for about two years until the county is able to open a permanent access center at another location and which would provide comprehensive services for homeless people. (Valine, 8/4)