Belleville may soon have a program in its downtown helping the homeless and those with mental health or addiction challenges.

Wednesday’s virtual meeting of the Hastings County Community and Human Resources committee heard a staff report.

It indicates the main streets of the downtown district in Belleville are a refuge to many individuals with visible mental health and addictions challenges.

It says there are insufficient mobile resources to provide outreach support to this group of individuals on a day-to-day basis, which leads to many disturbances for local businesses and patrons.