Outreach Vans

Shelani Villaneuva and Marivel Castaneda from DPSS’s Community Outreach Branch assist a customer with a benefits application.

Mobile teams take safety net programs where they are needed most

G etting basic needs to led by Self-Sufficiency’s Community Outreach Branch, those new wheels have hit the road. DPSS unveiled two newmobile outreach vehicles to the public in April 2022. On the first trip, the team traveled to an encampment resource event in Banning to help over 60 unhoused residents alongside other county partners. underserved communities in Riverside County, a region spanning 7,300 square miles, requires at least one set of wheels. Now, through an effort

Eligibility technician Shelani Villanueva eagerly filled out application forms for over a dozen individuals to ensure they would quickly enroll in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and General Assistance programs. She also answered questions about benefits and connected them to other county agencies and nonprofit organizations. “Helping my community and making a difference is why I love doing this work every single day,” said Villanueva. “I want to ensure people get the services they need, whether it be medical, food, or cash aid.”

Annual Report 2021/2022

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