News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership presents “Needles Project Connect.”
The San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership will be presenting the “Needles Project Connect” from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at the El Garces Train Depot located on the 900 block of Front Street between F Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.
There will be free on site services, referrals, and resources for low income individuals and families including medical services, hygiene kits, child care information, senior and legal services, free dental care, family support services, housing support services, hygiene products, medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, S.S.I. information, employment services, educational services, and information regarding other services and resources in and around San Bernardino County, California will be provided.
There are no residency requirements and there will be complimentary lunches for the first 100 attendees.
According to the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (S.B.C.H.P.) website, by order of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in September 2007, the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (S.B.C.H.P.) was formed to provide a more focused approach to issues of homelessness within the County. The Partnership consists of community and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, non profit organizations, private industry, and federal, state, and local governments. San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (S.B.C.H.P.) was developed to promote a strong collaboration between agencies to direct the planning, development, and implementation of the County’s 10-year Strategy to end chronic homelessness. The Partnership provides leadership in creating a comprehensive countywide network of service delivery to the homeless and near homeless families and individuals through facilitating better communication, planning, coordination, and cooperation among all entities that provide services and/or resources for the relief of homelessness in San Bernardino County.
San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (S.B.C.H.P.)’s purpose is to develop a countywide public and private partnership and to coordinate services and resources to end homelessness in San Bernardino County.
San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (S.B.C.H.P.)’s mission is to provide a system of care that is inclusive, well planned, coordinated and evaluated and is accessible to all who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
For more information regarding the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership’s “Needles Project Connect”, please call: 1 (909) 386-8225 or 1 (909) 386-8297.
** More information regarding the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership is at the following San Bernardino County website address: **
In the pass, the issue of homelessness in Needles, California has been put on the back burner with the issue of finding a way to address the homeless issue and work on fix and end homelessness being not talked about much at all.
The City of Needles has reached out to the San Bernardino County and the San Bernardino County has reached out to the City of Needles for help in addressing the issue of homelessness in Needles, California, but not much has been done only talk and sometimes jokes on what to do to the homeless people.
Local organizations and churches have been working hard in trying to help both the homeless and people who lost their jobs and are living from pay check to pay check.
Despite the very hard work by those caring community volunteers from these local organizations and churches helping both the homeless and people, there is so much they can do and they all wish that more can be done by both the City of Needles and the San Bernardino County to bring in more services, job training, educational services, and affordable housing as well as shelters into the community.
Some in Downtown Needles, California are also unhappy on how things have been related to the homeless issues with many of those businesses angry at the homeless people sleeping at Santa Fe Park and going to the restroom and changing at Santa Fe Park.
Some residents say that the issue of the homeless people going to the restroom at Santa Fe Park can be fix if the El Garces Train Depot can open up their restrooms to the public which that issue opens up a whole other issue and debate.
The big agreement by many people in the community is that the City of Needles can’t fix the homeless issue on its own and the San Bernardino County as well as the State of California needs to step in and do more to address this homeless issue, especially in small communities that are dealing with budget issues, cuts in services, have no public transportation services to go far out of the community to major city where many of these services for the homeless, jobless, and people live pay check to pay check can go to.
many people in this community await to see what this event will do to help people.
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