SEPTA Increases Use of Social Workers

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will launch efforts to assist those who take refuge on its public transit system.

SEPTA plans to use social workers from Merakey Parkside Recovery, Eagle Staffing and One Day at a Time to assist those experiencing homelessness, addiction and mental illness.

The workers will expand the reach of SEPTA’s Safety, Cleaning, Ownership, Partnerships and Engagement program that began earlier this year.

The SEPTA Transit Police Department will assign a  officer with a social worker for patrols in order to provide additional resources.

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