SAN DIEGO–The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and County Administration Center Waterfront Park Enforcement Team have partnered with the Sheriff’s Homeless Assistance Resource Team to conduct a homeless outreach operation in San Diego.
The operation was held at the County Administration Center, located at 1600 Pacific Highway.
The goal of the operation was to connect the homeless at or near the center with available resources at the temporary command post on site. A command post, staffed by more than 25 employees and volunteers from various outreach agencies, was set up at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego.
During the contacts, the homeless were offered a range of services such as food, housing, job programs, drug rehabilitation and mental health services to help them rebuild and reclaim their lives.
In total, services were provided to 65 people, 40 care packages were handed out, and two family reunification travel tickets were booked for travel out of state. The operation was a collaborative effort between law enforcement and the various outreach organizations aimed at building a positive working relationship between all stakeholders and increasing the safety of San Diego county. Another outreach operation is being planned for late November 2019.