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Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 08:50:36 -0800
From: "Mayor Golding " <mayor@sdmayor.sannet.gov>
To: jpappas@CLEMSON.EDU
Subject: Re: Class Project

Thank you very much for your e-mail.  As you may know, the City of San
Diego is not the lead agency in San Diego for providing services to the
homeless.  That responsibility would fall upon the County of San
Diego.  (web site is at www.co.san-diego.ca.us)

However, the City does assist in meeting the needs of the homeless in our
community.  We have contacted other agencies and have not been able to
find any with literacy programs as part of the services they provide the
homeless.  Most of our programs are designed to evaluate what the needs
are and then get them services that they might need such as drug treatment
and mental health services.   In some situations it may be they simply
need shelter for a short period.  Our goal is to transition them as
quickly as possible into long term solutions.  The city does have a wealth
of literacy programs, however, I don't know of any that are specifically
target to the homeless.  If I do learn of any, I will pass this
information along to you.  Also, I would be very interested to learn of
any programs which you believe are effective and maybe something that we
should consider.  Thanks again for contacting and best wishes on your project.

Robert Hutsel
Director of Constituent Services
Office of the Mayor

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