The Homeless Outreach Team is a collaborative efforts between road patrol officers and community partners to build relationships and trust with the city’s homeless population. The goal of the team is inform homeless individuals of resources available to them and assist them with accessing those services.
Every day that he was on patrol, Officer Brian Goldfuss would stop by to talk with AJ, who was homeless and staying behind a shopping center in the city. During their conversations, Officer Goldfuss learned about AJ’s life and the circumstances that led to his current situation. Through time, they built a rapport, and AJ told Officer Goldfuss that he no longer wanted to live on the streets. Officer Goldfuss worked with the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County to secure housing for AJ.
Officer Goldfuss and other members of our Homeless Outreach Team are working daily to help end the cycle of homelessness for people like AJ in the City of Boynton Beach.