Homeless Outreach program launches

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Homeless Outreach Services (HOS), replacing the former Central County Homeless Outreach run by Doug Stewart, began providing services Thursday, Sept. 1. The services range from assistance with obtaining shelter, supplies and rides to public transit hubs and multi-service centers.

According to a release by the Martinez Police Department (MPD), the organization realizes “the importance in helping those less fortunate and are committed to providing as much help as we can in their time of need. We also realize that we cannot do this alone and were assisted by community stakeholders to facilitate this endeavor.”

With the assistance of Tesoro Corp., who provided a donation of $90,000 to help fund the program over the next three years, a partnership was created with MPD and Mike Callanan from HOS.

Callanan will be actively working in the late evening hours in Martinez.

“We ask that you welcome Mike (Callanan) to our community and feel free to call or email him should you have any questions or referrals for him,” the release stated.

Callanan may be reached by calling (925)448-5433 or emailing homelessoutreachservices@gmail.com

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