10th Homeless Health Summit Hosted in Chico

The 10th annual Homeless Health Summit kicked off in Chico on Monday with the goal of reducing and managing the number of homeless in the area.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 12:45 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2018 12:49 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The 10th annual Homeless Health Summit kicked off in Chico on Monday with the goal of reducing and managing the number of homeless in the area.

The event, hosted by the Butte County-Wide Homeless Continuum of Care and the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health, drew roughly 100 community members in attendance. 

"[The goal is] reducing or managing the number of homeless that we have," said Jennifer Griggs of Butte County-Wide Homeless Continuum of Care. "We've had these strategies since 2014 and we've been working and developing on those, and this is just the next step. We're really realizing as a community that health and mental health play a huge role in homelessness." 

Affordable housing, mobile hygiene and medical services were among the most discussed topics.

The top ideas from Monday's summit will be written into a 10-year strategy plan by the county to address homelessness in our area.

That plan will be available for the public to check out in November. 

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