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San Diego East County Homeless Task Force

  • Thanks to the Cities of East County and the County of San Diego for their support.
  • Special thanks to the 200+ Volunteers who have helped to create and organize efforts with the East County Homeless Task Force.
  • We are working with Homeless service providers, law enforcement, community leaders, churches and all sectors of the community to solve homelessness and related problems

Mission: To develop solutions to homelessness problems by working collaboratively with all sectors of our communities.”

Vision: We will improve our communities by effectively dealing with homeless issues.

  • Development of a short and long range Strategic Plan
  • Bringing together all sectors of the community to tackle Homelessness
  • Ten Project Teams are continuing to meet and develop action plans with innovative ideas
  • Chamber providing updates for each city and the County in East County
  • Coordinating with the San Diego County Homeless Regional Task Force

East County Regional Homeless Task Force Action Plan – (Draft) -May

Task Force – Self Directed Project Teams:

Team 1: Marketing

Team 2:  Data Collection

Team 3:  Homeless Contact Teams

Team 4:  Access to Services

Team 5:  Reunification Program

Team 6:  Shelters, Temporary through Long-term housing

Team 7: Dealing with Mental Illness

Team 8: Law Enforcement & Related Issues

Team 9: Helping Homeless Youth

Team 10: Task Force Management Structure

If you are interested in volunteering, and want to participate just call 619-440-6161 and join a team!

Help for Businesses:

Top Ten Things you can do to reduce homelessness impacts on your business

  1. Don’t sell alcohol, to homeless
  2. Clear away any shrubbery that homeless are frequenting and replace with drought tolerant plants that eliminate hiding places
  3. Ensure you have Bright Lighting & Security Cameras in all areas around your business
  4. Keep windows clear of posters so staff can see what is going on outside
  5. Put Locks and Cages around all outside trash containers
  6. Give a homeless person small jobs to do to help your business and they can help keep other homeless away
  7. Help get homeless into housing by being sure they go to Crisis House in El Cajon to fill out a SPDAT Survey which will get them started on the path to recovery
  8. Hire a Security Guard with other nearby business tenants to help reduce vagrancy
  9. Put up anti-Panhandling posters that explain how to support non-profit services instead of giving to the homeless (Can be provided by the Task Force)
  10. In any emergency situation Call 911 and contact the police or fire department, for more information about a variety of homeless services Call 211