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FLETCHER & BOARD EXTEND CARE TO VETERANS NO LONGER JUSTICE INVOLVED

01/24/23

 

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today expanded the scope of a successful care coordination program to now include formerly justice-involved Veterans who are at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. Extending the services beyond the walls of County jails ensure Veterans seeking a new path in life will have employment support, vocational training, job placement, mental health and substance use treatment, and housing support.

Supervisor Fletcher, who last week announced his plan to work with regional partners to end Veteran homelessness in Said Diego County, says today’s action is an opportunity to help veterans increase self-sufficiency, reduce recidivism and better people’s lives.

“This care coordination program will help prevent Veterans from becoming homeless,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “It will provide them access to resources so they can get their life back on track. The folks who will use this program are skilled and trained individuals who made a mistake but are capable of being productive members of our community and we can help them do that by providing these services.” 

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is the County contractor that will provide the care coordination services.

Supervisor Fletcher and the Board of Supervisors also approved working with the Regional Task for on Homelessness on a by-name list; and Dreams for Change to administer a Safe Parking Program in East County.   

To learn more about the by-name policy, click here; and to learn more about the care coordination policy for Veterans, click here.