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H.O.P.E. Team Links Elderly Homeless Man to Services to Assist Him in Obtaining Housing

H.O.P.E. Team Links Elderly Homeless Man to Services to Assist Him in Obtaining Housing

BARSTOW – In the past, deputies used to simply enforce but that proved to be detrimental to the homeless who were unaware of the programs available to them. This also led to the incarceration of things that were simply a result of being homeless. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department H.O.P.E. Team, which stands for Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement Team works throughout the County of San Bernardino connecting the resources to the people who need them.

On the morning of Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the Barstow H.O.P.E. Team made contact with a 75-year-old homeless man. The man has been homeless in the City of Barstow for two months. The  H.O.P.E. Officers transported him to the housing department and there he learned that there were benefits he qualified for. The benefits available to this elderly homeless man will help him transition from the streets to a home. Without the collaborative efforts of the H.O.P.E. Team and Housing Authority, he may have remained unaware.  

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Barstow06-27-17-1: Barstow Police Department