Homelessness remains one of West Palm Beach’s most visible issues, and Commissioner Christina Lambert works every day to change that. She is committed to making our community a better and more equitable place to live. When it comes to curbing homelessness, she has a proven record of success.
Since her election in 2018, Christina has voted to increase funding for services that assist homeless individuals in getting off the streets. She advocated for expanding the partnership between the City and The Lord’s Place, a local non-profit with a history of success in helping the homeless, thereby enhancing our ability to help those who need it most. Whether it’s mental or behavioral health services, job re-training, substance abuse treatment or supportive housing, Christina’s dedication has helped decrease on-street homelessness by 24%, facilitating a better life for everyone in West Palm Beach.
Christina supported the hiring of a new West Palm Beach Homeless Service Coordinator to ensure that relief efforts are better coordinated among various City departments and outside groups. She connected the City with the Palm Beach County chapter of Mental Health America to provide peer-to-peer counseling to homeless individuals in an effort to deliver the right type of help to the homeless, based on their specific needs.
Although homelessness is a global issue and cannot be solved overnight, West Palm Beach is lucky to have passionate community leaders like Christina Lambert, moving us in the right direction. Join me in voting to re-elect Christina Lambert to the West Palm Beach City Commission on March 17th.
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Let’s keep the momentum going!
Gary S. Lesser