The City of Modesto and City of Turlock are reviewing a proposal from the non-profit organization Downtown Streets Team as part of the collaborative efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness throughout Stanislaus County.
The California Downtown Streets Team proposes launching a Team under direct management of it’s headquarters in Modesto with the option to expand to Turlock. The proposed program is a partnership with elected officials and staff from various departments in Stanislaus County, the City of Modesto and the City of Turlock.
Downtown Streets Team (DST) is a volunteer work experience model in which unhoused Team Members beautify their community in exchange for case management, employment services and a basic needs stipend. Through their volunteer work, Team Members rebuild effective work habits, take on leadership opportunities, further their education and ready themselves to reenter the workforce and housing through the support of a positive community. It’s a win for the community, a win for the environment, and a win for the increased self-sufficiency of the Team Members.
Click the links below to read more about the current impact of the Downtown Streets Team and their proposal for service in Modesto and Turlock.