SWAG making big strides for Lake Elsinore’s homeless

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Robert "Bob" Magee
Two years ago, while the majority of California’s elected leaders were busy burying their heads in the sand or searching for ways to raise your taxes to combat Homelessness, one city did something about it. Lake Elsinore created a Homeless Task Force in summer 2017 that included elected members of the city council, the sheriff’s department, code enforcement, Riverside County, nonprofit community, business community and the Social Work Action Group. The Task Force quickly agreed that our Valley wanted to help those in need but would not enable anyone to break the law. Six months later, the city entered into an agreement with the newly established nonprofit, SWAG, to provide street level public outreach services for the homeless community in Lake Elsinore. The group worked closely wit
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