Live Well San Diego is getting some new wheels.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase a vehicle that will take the services of the public wellness, safety and quality-of-life program directly to residents.
The Live Well “mobile office” will offer disaster aid; community health services; housing assistance; and outreach to seniors, veterans and the homeless, according to planners.
Supervisor Greg Cox called the rolling service a continuation of Live Well efforts that will allow the county to reach out to citizens more efficiently.
The vehicle will make regular stops countywide, Health & Human Services Agency Director Nick Machionne told the board.
“We don’t anticipate any issues,” Machionne said. “The mobility will only improve our access.”
The goal is to have the vehicle on the road this year, HHSA spokeswoman Sarah Sweeney said.
The program will cost $600,000, which will come out of the fiscal 2019- 20 budget. The funding sources are CalWORKs and CalFresh, according to the county.
— City News Service
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