Rescue mission

City Rescue Mission offers programs for people experiencing homelessness

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a 60-day eviction moratorium for those in areas where COVID-19 is on the rise. While temporary relief is on its way for millions of Americans, the threat of deportation still exists for some.

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Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission has a program to help people get out of homelessness. The mission has served the community for 75 years.

On Saturday morning, CRM Executive Director Paul Stasi told News4Jax that their goal this year is to prevent homelessness during the pandemic.

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“One of the first things we do when someone comes to us is help them envision a diversion,” Stasi said. “Is there another way for them to stay housed before they become homeless, whether it’s on the street, in their car or in a shelter?

People staying at the shelter have the option of receiving long-term shelter services. These services include working with a social worker to find sustainable housing, debt and employment counseling, identity recovery and other legal documents for employment.

These resources are designed to help people get out of homelessness.

For more information on this program and how to take advantage of it, visit CRMJAX.ORG.

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