A brand new Escambia County program presents homeless folks a bus and airplane tickets to return dwelling

A brand new Escambia County program presents homeless folks a bus and airplane tickets to return dwelling

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A brand new program in Escambia County is providing free transportation help to homeless people who wish to reunite with their household, associates or different help networks.

“Actual Change Mission Reconnect is an all-volunteer program aimed toward lowering homelessness in Escambia County, whereas offering assets to those that wish to journey to areas which have a greater help system to assist them get again on their toes,” the county says in a press release.

The province says eligible folks and households will probably be supplied with a bus or airplane ticket to the vacation spot of their selection, “supplied they will show they’ve a household, job or help community.”

“The Actual Change Mission Reconnect program is already seeing early success, serving to two brothers who’ve been experiencing homelessness and residing on the streets of downtown Pensacola for a number of months,” the assertion mentioned. “The Pensacola Police Division’s Neighborhood Outreach Division was in a position to join the brothers with the Reconnection Mission, which gave them free bus tickets to reunite with their father in Alabama, the place they’d housing, household help, and potential job alternatives ready for them. Nevertheless, the brothers had beforehand been supplied help, however they didn’t categorical curiosity in accepting help till they heard in regards to the Actual Change Reconnect Mission and the chance it supplied for them to reconnect with household help.

Relying on the county, the next people and households could also be eligible for the Actual Change Mission Reconnect Program:

  • People and households searching for household reunification and housing with their household or different help system
  • People and households who’ve recognized employment alternatives and solely want short-term social service help to facilitate their transition to the entry neighborhood
  • People and households who’ve reasonably priced everlasting housing or different shelter choices ready for them in a neighborhood the place they’ve household or social help

Escambia County works with neighborhood companions to facilitate this system, which incorporates an utility and screening course of to assist guarantee journey help is supplied to people who would profit most from this system.

In the course of the utility course of, journey choices will probably be evaluated and coordinated with candidates to find out if bus or airplane tickets are essentially the most economical possibility for his or her vacation spot.

For extra details about Mission Reconnect and different Escambia County Actual Change applications and assets, go to MyEscambia.com/realchange or e mail homeless@myescambia.com.

(tags for translation) Social Points

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