Downtown Orlando ambassadors to address homelessness

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ambassadors patrol the streets of downtown Orlando from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.


But now, they have a new mission: tackling the city’s homeless problem to keep families off the street.

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The ambassadors are meant to enhance security and hospitality for anyone in downtown. However, a new contract approved by the city on Monday would change their mission.

Ambassadors will still do the same things they did before, like reporting incidents downtown, but they are going to be playing a much larger role in service as a district contact with the homeless, and connecting them with the social services they need.

See the full story in the video above.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.