The City of Columbia has released a catalog to the public with over 100 programs to help fight homelessness in Richland County. The catalog was created by the Task Force to Prevent and End Homelessness committee, in partnership with local non-profit Inspire Real Change.
The Social Service Network Catalog outlines information on services and providers that serve individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness in the county.
“Columbia is experiencing a homelessness crisis, there’s no question about it,” said Councilwoman and Chairwoman of the Task Force to Prevent and End Homelessness committee, Aditi Bussells. “While this catalogue demonstrates that we have great resources and services for those experiencing homelessness, there needs to be a greater conversation on accountability, collaboration, and ensuring our most vulnerable are receiving services they need.”
Contents in the catalog include:
Housing and shelter
Rental and utility assistance
Homeless veteran services
Employment and education
Public benefits and assistance
Hygiene, clothing and furniture
Food security, meal serve and pantries
A copy of the catalog can be found on The City of Columbia website.
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