MOBILE UNIT - phase 1
The City of Sweet Home's Police Department donated their former Incident Command vehicle to Family Assistance and Resource Center Group (FAC) for their Linn County Street Outreach Response Team (SORT) to use as a mobile unit.
The 1992 Ford 350 formerly served as an ambulance for the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District. In 2005 the Sweet Home Police Department purchased and converted it to a unit which assisted with evidence collection at drug enforcement scenes. Donating this vehicle to an organization passionate about serving our most vulnerable is a win-win for all of us.
SORT is a collaborative group of volunteers from the community and various organizations, working together to provide outreach services to people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Services are offered in a trauma-informed way, using harm reduction and housing first principles. This mobile unit will allow the team to meet a wider area of needs, in less time with Linn County services, education, and resources.
FAC Founder and Executive Director, Shirley Byrd, was thrilled to receive this donation. This vehicle will allow members to distribute survival essentials, access to healthcare partners, education in harm reduction, access to community partner services, and programs.
If you would like to volunteer please visit our VOLUNTEER page.
Stay tuned for PHASE 2.
Our vehicle outreach schedule will be posted soon.
This is what our vehicle currently looks like. She's a beauty. Thank you so much to the Sweet Home Police Department for donating it to us! We are truly grateful for their generosity.
This is our artist conception of what our Street Outreach vehicle will look like when it hits the streets. Keep an eye out for us and feel free to stop and say hi, and find out what we are all about. If you would like to help us with funding to convert our vehicle , or supply street outreach needs, please click the Donate button at the bottom of the page. Thank you!
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