Civic Center Garage Homeless Outreach Update

February 4th, 2022

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Tonight, Monroe County, the City of Rochester and our governmental partners, continued outreach efforts to connect individuals who are seeking shelter in the Civic Center Garage into safe housing and/or support services. Despite the weather conditions tonight, our teams had fewer interactions with individuals than earlier in the week. There were no arrests.

Since Monday, the County and City, along with the county’s Forensic Intervention Team (FIT), Improving Addiction Coordination Team (IMPACT), Department of Social Services, Rochester Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County Department of Public Safety, and other partnering agencies, assisted ten (10) individuals who sought shelter in the garage with housing and/or medical support services.

This winter, the county and its partners have assisted 54 individuals sheltering in the garage with housing, substance use and mental health-related services. We will continue this multidisciplinary outreach in the garage to assure that all individuals sheltering there have a safe, warm place to stay as well as the services and support they need.