Empowerment Center Officially Open - But How Will People Get There?
GAINESVILLE - The empowerment center has opened for limited daytime services and the city of Gainesville has decided on a way to transport people to 39th Avenue.
The city of Gainesville bought 2,000 RTS passes and have begun giving them out.
Meals will be served starting June 1st and the overnight shelter will be availble on July 1st.
Coalition leaders say serivce providers will be offering programs this month, that way people will only have to take one bus to get what they need.
Theresa Lowe, Alachua County Coalition on the Homeless and Hungry: "we will have service providers on site so when we do an intake on someone and decide which services are needed we can say ok let's just walk you down to these offices and take you right there."
The city bought the passes from RTS at the city employee rate and they are good for one year.
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