SALT's Mobile Day Service Center in Orlando operates five days a week with seven full-time employees and seven part-time employees. We serve approximately 600 people per week with 10 plus different services. To fully fund this project SALT needs $1,450,000 to cover expenses for 2021 through the end of 2022.
Orlando day services
SALT's Orlando Mobile Day Service Center for the unsheltered has been running since 2018 with the launch of a shower trailer for the unsheltered. In 2018, we started by operating it once a month and in 2019 we started to operate twice per month with all volunteer efforts. We entered 2020 and with increased resources we decided to start operating once per week. This is when we hired our first two employees in February of 2020.
In March 2020, when COVID-19 struck the Orlando area full force, we started to operate three days a week with support from the City of Orlando. In August of 2020, the City of Orlando approved increased funding to help us operate for an additional year. Combined with support from the community, SALT was able to launch a case management program with three case workers, add a laundry trailer, storage services, and extend it's days to five days per week, all in 2021.
SALT's team is growing in Orlando, and so is the impact. In 2020, SALT served approximately 1,500 unique individuals with 30,000 units of service. In just the first half of 2021, SALT has already surpassed the 2020 impact. We are expecting to double our impact this year and we will continue to serve the unsheltered in this area, helping to end homelessness through a coordinated community effort.