Volunteers of America, Mayor Weston Broome unveil new mobile outreach vehicle for assisting local homeless individuals

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge (VOAGBR) and Mayor Sharon Weston Broome are unveiling a new mobile outreach van which will be used to assist the homeless in the area.

Funding from the Angelina Wilson Foundation is what allowed for the purchase of the vehicle.

VOAGBR will use the mobile outreach van in cooperation with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

What this means is “outreach through the Mobile Outreach Unit at three of the main library branches that have high traffic of identified homeless or near homeless patrons,” according to the Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge.

In this outreach program, VOAGBR staff will assist homeless individuals by:

  • Helping them apply for eligible benefits
  • Finding safe and affordable housing
  • Receiving medical and behavioral health care from the mobile outreach van

Telehealth will also be made available to the homeless individuals.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, June 7.

The ceremony is happening at the Main Library at Goodwood.

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