BARRIO LOGAN (CNS) - San Diego's homeless adult emergency winter shelter opened Saturday in Barrio Logan.
For the first time, referrals from homeless service providers will identify the most vulnerable men and women in need of shelter, replacing the nightly lottery system, which had been in place. Those deemed most needy will be served first at the shelter, which can accommodate up to 200 people. Those admitted will be provided resources to help them secure more permanent housing.
New procedures at the emergency shelter this year included enhanced supportive services, reduced length of shelter stays to 45 days and ramped-up efforts to keep the neighborhood surrounding the shelter clean and safe while it is operating. It is at 1601 Newton Ave.
Homeless referrals are part of the new Coordinated Assessment and
Housing Placement (CAHP) system being utilized by downtown homeless service providers. Providers can now instantly share information to screen homeless, track their backgrounds and direct them to the most appropriate housing options. CAHP uses data gathered through a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's 2015 budget, approved in June, includes $400,000 in one-time funding for a system-wide homeless coordinated assessment and housing placement program.
The city's Homeless Shelters and Services Programs historically have included two temporary structures providing shelter for the homeless during the winter months. The city has implemented an emergency winter shelter program for adult homeless every winter since 1987 to tide them over during the year's coldest and wettest months.
One of San Diego's most decorated war heroes has died at the age of 98. In Tuesday's Zevely Zone, Jeff is in Poway to say farewell to a legend.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland will arrive Monday to make Naval Base San Diego its new home port.
A man who fell off Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and was never seen resurfacing remained missing Monday morning after a nightlong search by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, authorities said.
Hundreds of Helix High School students staged a walk- out Monday morning to protest police brutality after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer on campus slamming a teenage girl to the ground.
Following rain and snow Friday evening and a weekend of cooler weather across San Diego County, a slight warming trend is expected to begin Monday and continue through at least the middle of the week.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.