Greetings Neighbors -
Here are a few updates as we head into colder weather. Brrr!
AirPods were found in Wooster Square. Please let me know if you lost them and I can connect with the finder. Thank you!
Downtown Wooster Square Community Management Team Meeting: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15 at 6 pm
Location: On Zoom at this link, Passcode is MiSz6c. Agenda is here.
Elm City COMPASS
Courtesy of Alder Sabin of Ward 7
Earlier this month, the city launched the Elm City COMPASS program, which is changing the way we respond to challenging situations usually handled by the police and fire departments. Under the program, which is short for Compassionate Allies Serving our Streets, social workers and peer counselors will be dispatched to certain 911 calls to help residents through crises or emergencies and potentially connect them with needed services. Under a pilot model to start, COMPASS will have a two-person team on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Cops and firefighters will still respond first to 911 calls, and can then ask 911 to send a COMPASS team if they think they can help. In the spring, the city plans to expand the program so that 911 dispatch will send COMPASS teams directly to some calls. According to the city, the goal is for COMPASS to eventually respond to up to 10% of all 911 calls, or up to 11,000 a year. You can read about some of the early results of the program here.
Stay warm this week!
Sarah B. Greenblatt
Wooster Square Watch