Several homeless people had to leave belongings behind after being kicked off land

If you need shelter or know someone that could need shelter from the cold, please contact Mid-Coast Family Services at 361-575-7842.

 

VICTORIA, Texas – Due to the city’s anti-camping ordinance, several homeless people were kicked out of an grassy plains area off of John Stockbauer drive.

The area was last seen with several tents, shopping carts and other belongings abandoned by those who were told to leave their stuff behind.

Kim Pickens, with The Humility Project, says there are options available to help those in need such as trying to secure private property for the homeless to stay.

“There are actually solutions for us as a city and community allowing people to sleep outside and not having any other resources for them and I’ve been working for the past six months on research and collecting data for an actual private encampment, basically what they would call a sanction encampment,” says Pickens.

Victoria currently only has one emergency shelter and that’s with the Salvation Army, which can only house 18 men max.

We are still waiting on VPD on this particular incident.

There are several programs/organizations if you wish to help with the homeless issue in Victoria.

The Humility Project

Victoria Area Homeless Coalition

If you need shelter from the cold, please contact Mid-Coast Family Services at 361-575-7842.

Mid-Coast Family Services will provide overnight Emergency Hotel Vouchers for out-of-county homeless who are unable to travel to the Warming Center at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Victoria.

Donations to help purchase hotel stays may be made be made by telephone at 361-575-7842 or at Mid-Coast Family Services offices located at 111 S. Liberty Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.