Supervisors OK Expanded ‘Live Well on Wheels’ Fleet for Homeless Outreach
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Supervisors Joel Anderson and Terra Lawson-Remer said the van’s secured WiFi will allow county staff and partnering agencies to print out secured documents such as electronic benefit transfer and identification cards, and legal documents for clients.
Anderson said that constituents, including homeless people, have “overwhelmingly” told him that it is important to bring services to where people need them most.
“The Live Well on Wheels bus was critical to our success in transforming the Magnolia Avenue encampment in El Cajon from a place of human suffering into a safe parking lot that gives people hope and a future,” Anderson said.
According to Anderson and Lawson-Remer, the vehicles have served 36,943 residents and were part of 44 homeless outreach events during the last fiscal year.