Council approves funding for 'street teams' to help Sioux Falls' homeless
The Sioux Falls City Council voted Tuesday to appropriate $250,000 to fund a homelessness street outreach program for the city, a final approval for what could be one of the more visible recommendations made by the city's Homeless Taskforce last year.
The measure passed in a 7-0 vote at Tuesday's meeting.
The use of street teams to help the city's homeless had been of interest to the taskforce for some time, with special attention paid to "Journey On," a program in Rapid City that's received rave reviews from law enforcement in the year they've spent handling some dispatch calls.
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Sioux Falls would partner with an outside organization to create the program, though there's no timeline in place for when it is expected to begin.
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