MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis city leaders have started a new initiative to help homeless and vulnerable people.

The police department has partnered with nonprofit and religious organizations to provide meals, clothing, and storage for people in need.

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“We can’t allow anyone to be invisible in this city,” Mayor Jacob Frey said. “These are people and they have names.”

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Eighteen months ago, Minneapolis police designated a full-time officer to work as a liaison with the homeless community.

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Mayor Jacob Frey and Chief Medaria Arradondo said as the city works to address the overall problem of homelessness, officers will help build relationships to better understand this community’s needs.