Your Name and Title: Michelle Ruiz, Service Area Manager, Central Library Sciences


Library, School, or Organization Name: San Diego Public Library


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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: California, USA


Language in Which You Will Present: English


Target Audience(s): Public library workers in large urban areas who work with unhoused populations; library social workers


Short Session Description (one line): An overview of resources and services available to unhoused populations in downtown San Diego

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): San Diego Public’s Central Library is located in the downtown area known as East Village, which contains one of the greatest concentrations of unhoused people in the city. At the library we are able to bring together a number of services, including Healthcare for the Homeless, Mental Health Services, and peer support. We also provide a field instruction opportunity for students in the MSW program at San Diego State University, with the most recent cohort assisting with a research study on telehealth substance use treatment and services for unstably housed persons using opioids.


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