SARATOGA SPRINGS — Local officials, area businesses and nonprofit leaders associated with the Saratoga County Alliance to End Homelessness are collaborating on a new effort as part of an ongoing effort they hope will end homelessness in Saratoga County.
The effort involves the distribution of “Saratoga Cares” cards to local downtown businesses. The cards help to inform people as to the best way they can help those in need of food, clothing, housing, and other services in the community by connecting them with the agencies listed on the card.
“For some, being approached on the street for assistance can be a difficult situation to navigate. The Saratoga Cares cards make it easy for City residents and visitors to provide those in need with the locations and times they can access various, essential resources from our local service agencies,” said Lindsey Connors, associate executive director of RISE Housing and Support Services and outreach committee chair for the Alliance.
The Saratoga County Alliance to End Homelessness (a subset of the Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care) is an inclusive collaborative effort committed to ending homelessness in Saratoga County by increasing the level and coordination of housing and support services so that the cycle of homelessness is not perpetuated. The Alliance encourages participation by state, county and local government, community leaders, non-profit organizations, housing developers, service providers, and persons with a lived experience of homelessness. www.endhomelessnesssaratoga.org