The bus vouchers will enable MUST Ministries to help more people, Cavitt said.
DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, along with some cities in metro Atlanta, own and operate their own warming shelters. Cavitt said the county looked into the cost of creating its own shelter but opted to partner with the nonprofit instead.
“MUST has a new facility. They’ve got room, the infrastructure, the procedures — everything from security to mental health to food,” Cavitt said.
The board approved the agreement on the consent agenda after Commissioner Keli Gambrill voiced her opposition to it.