I have successfully pushed to relocate Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) caseworkers who serve the West Valley into my office in Reseda to prevent them from being based only in a downtown office. Previously, these caseworkers had to go downtown or out to Mission Hills where they were based before returning to the West Valley to conduct outreach. Now they have several extra hours each day to conduct outreach. The constant contact is a very important part of our outreach strategy and, although it is true that many homeless people do not want help at first, we have noticed that repeat contact is necessary before a homeless person is likely to accept help. Often, many homeless people do indeed accept services after several contacts by social workers.