One of our Seward Community Forum members recently found the body of a shirtless/hatless/gloveless frozen native man near the Franklin Terrace dog park. She posted about it to the Forum and started a great discussion. Part of the discussion centered on who to call if you see at-risk individuals out in the cold. Robin Garwood, policy aide for Councilmember Cam Gordon, posted about the St. Stephen's Street Outreach team and today Monica Nilsson, director of Street Outreach and Community Engagement at St. Stephen's Human Services, chimed in. I wanted to get this on the Profile for wider distribution especially since Monica and the team are available for presentations. (Sounds like a good topic for either the Seward Neighborhood Group or the Seward Civic & Commerce Association.) Her post is below. You can donate to St. Stephen's via GiveMN.org.St Stephens Human Services available to address public concerns around homelessness
posted by Monica Nilsson to the Seward Community Forum St Stephens Human Services operates a Street Outreach team available to address public concerns around homelessness. This team of 6 staff and 4 volunteers operates from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday with support from the City of Minneapolis, the Downtown Improvement District, State Dept of Public Safety and community support. The team works in cooperation with the Mpls Police Dept and is part of the downtown Radiolink system of communication with businesses and residents.