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Live Well San Diego to get new mobile office

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 19:56:09-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Live Well San Diego is getting some new wheels.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase a vehicle that will take the services of the public wellness, safety and quality-of-life program directly to residents.

The Live Well ``mobile office'' will offer disaster aid; community health services; housing assistance; and outreach to seniors, veterans and the homeless, according to planners.

Supervisor Greg Cox called the rolling service a continuation of Live Well efforts that will allow the county to reach out to citizens more efficiently.

The vehicle will make regular stops countywide, Health & Human Services Agency Director Nick Machionne told the board.

``We don't anticipate any issues,'' Machionne said. ``The mobility will only improve our access.''

The goal is to have the vehicle on the road this year, HHSA spokeswoman Sarah Sweeney said.

The program will cost $600,000, which will come out of the fiscal 2019-20 budget. The funding sources are CalWORKs and CalFresh, according to the county.