Berkeley community brainstorms ideas for project to increase mental health care for homeless people in city

Photo of Berkeley homeless encampments
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One major priority for the participants at the town hall was bringing services to where homeless people are, including encampments, as many current services are located too far away.

Berkeley’s future may offer mentally ill homeless people a retreat into nature or access to mental health services in their encampments, according to community input from a town hall held via Zoom on Wednesday.
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New bathroom for general public opens in South Berkeley

A new public-use, disabled-accessible, portable bathroom was installed in a city parking lot near Alcatraz Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Friday after the city received pressure from a nearby homeless encampment organized by the advocacy group First They Came for the Homeless, along with local neighborhood residents and merchants.
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