SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A program launched Tuesday will allow San Diegans to make donations to help the downtown homeless get off the streets in time for the holidays.
The "Movin' Home" program is designed to raise money for household necessities, which will help the homeless move into transitional housing.
Kris Michell, president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, said she hopes that funds collected at 25 stations around downtown will pay for at least one $1,000 move-in "kit" to get someone off the streets in time for the holidays.
The kits include furniture, bathroom and kitchen supplies, and other necessities.
"Move-in kits are a key ingredient in the homeless-to-housing success rates," said Kris Michell, president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership. "Giving to these donation stations helps those who want to get off the streets."
Three donation stations are already in place at Horton Plaza, and the other 22 will be set up later.
Over the past year, 150 people identified as the most vulnerable homeless in downtown have been placed in transitional housing, and funds are being sought to get another 150 off the streets by early next year.
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