Contact: Joseph Lopez, (210) 315-4366
SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 3, 2018) – Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th at 8:30 a.m. the District 6 Homeless Initiative Committee along with the District 6 staff will be escorted by San Antonio Police Department SAFFE officers, Haven for Hope and the Department of Human Services (Homeless Services Division) for a homeless outreach effort. They will be meeting at Culebra Creek Park (10919 Westoowd Loop) parking lot.
During this outreach effort they will be visiting multiple encampment sites to offer homeless assistance to include: immediate transportation, emergency shelter, hot meals, substance treatment plan, and other supportive services available at Haven for Hope. If they do not accept services at that time, the District 6 Homeless Initiative Committee will provide “Laddie Bag” (care packages) along with jackets in preparation for the cold winter weather conditions.
“We have been working hard on our Homeless Initiative for almost a year. I am very proud of our committee members who have stepped up to take on this venture and they are doing a great job. The team and I created this initiative to provide safety, food and dignity for our homeless population. Every San Antonian deserves shelter and support. We will leave no one behind in District 6,” stated Councilman Brockhouse.
District 6 Homeless Initiative Background:
Councilman Brockhouse created the District 6 Homeless Initiative to help all homeless in the District and the City of San Antonio. Councilman hosted multiple meetings with the faith-based community and various City Departments in order to find the best way to help the homeless community. Once the key objectives were identified, Councilman Brockhouse created a resource binder along with a resource guide to help centralize all the resources and make it easier for anyone to use. There is also a website is in design that with have all of this information to streamline it for everyone in the City. Four individuals from various parts of the District volunteered to create the District 6 Homeless Initiative committee. The committee is the main point of contact for this initiative and helps create new services and help the homeless community in the District.