What questions do you have regarding homeless services in San Luis Obispo?
The City of San Luis Obispo and the Police Department are hosting a discussion regarding homelessness on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library Community Room located at 995 Palm St.
The facilitated discussion will focus on how the City and County work with partner organizations to address homelessness and will review what’s being done, and how the community can help.
The City works with the County of San Luis Obispo and various nonprofit organizations to provide assistance to the homeless, but the County is the lead social services and behavioral health agency and regional leader in addressing the needs of the area’s homeless population. The County also receives federal and state funding from various sources to provide a wide range of these programs and services. City staff such as Police Officers, Firefighters, and Park Rangers respond to day-to-day medical and service calls.
The facilitatied discussion will focus on answering common questions and addressing misconceptions. Community members are encouraged to submit their questions to the panel by June 22.
Panel members include:
- Deanna Cantrell, Chief of Police, City of San Luis Obispo
- Anne Robin, Behavioral Health Director, San Luis Obispo County
- Laurel Weir, Coordinator for Homeless Services, San Luis Obispo County
- Grace McIntosh, Deputy Director, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
- Joe Madsen, Division Director, Transitions-Mental Health Association
- Tim Olivas, Undersheriff, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office
- Alan Iftiniuk, CEO, French Hospital Medical Center
To learn more visit: www.slocity.org/homelessness
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