Main Street Project's (MSP) van patrol program has been upgraded to help those in wheelchairs as well.
The van patrol program under MSP has purchased a new wheelchair-accessible van thanks to the City of Winnipeg's Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The van was built here in Winnipeg and can seat 10 people, including two wheelchairs. The van will also hold supplies and a defibrillator for use on the streets.
"We are really happy to have a new van on the road," said Executive Director Rick Lees in a release. "The wheelchair accessibility will allow us to transport people much more safely and securely."
The van patrol program helps community members in extreme weather conditions, offering them assistance and a ride to MSP's emergency shelter. The program currently operates during the night but MSP has a goal of keeping it on the road 24/7.