Officials on Tuesday marked the start of construction on the new Midway District Bridge shelter, which will serve up to 150 homeless San Diego residents and provide on-site behavioral health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The construction crew was joined by elected leaders, service providers and community members to assemble the first arches of the shelter and lift them into place early Tuesday morning.
Along with behavioral health services, the shelter will provide meals, showers, toilets, laundry, storage, mental health and addiction treatment, communicable disease examinations, medical care, housing navigation and self-sufficiency connections such as CalWORKS, CalFresh and Medi-Cal, according to with the county.
The project was made possible through a partnership with the county, the city of San Diego and Lucky Duck Foundationwho donated and paid for the shelter.
“San Diego homeless shelters are regular and stable at more than 90 percent full,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “The shelter is an immediate solution to connect people with support services and on a path to permanent or long-term housing. “This facility will take hundreds more San Diegans on this trail.”
Officials said construction of the shelter would take about four weeks to complete and is expected to be operational in July.
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