“Connect” to bring one-stop service event to Palm Springs Church to help homeless

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, in partnership with several Palm Beach County service organizations, invites members of the community who are homeless or in crisis to attend Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 14, at the Bethel Assembly of God, 4320 S. Congress Ave., in Palm Springs.

Project Homeless Connect is a communitywide, collaborative event that brings together supportive programs, services and counseling, all under one roof. It is held in different areas of Palm Beach County throughout the year to make it easy for people to attend, gather resources, and move toward stability. 

 The Greenacres/Palm Springs/Lake Worth area of the county identified over 185 adult individuals experiencing homelessness in the January 2018 Point-in-Time Count.

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“We aim to bring services and resources to our homeless neighbors,” said Michelle Howell-Phillips, Project Homeless Connect program coordinator. “This event brings dozens of agencies together with food, clothing, hot showers, and health screenings in one place.” 

Doors open at 9 a.m. Those who attend will have a chance to visit with various agencies, explore resources and interactive displays, pick out clothes at a pop-up clothing rack, and get a haircut. Helpful professionals from host provider agencies will be on site throughout the day to share news about programs and resources in place to help the homeless and support those at-risk.

 Call for Volunteers and Donations
Volunteers are needed for various shifts to load, set up and breakdown the event on Thursday, June 14. We are in need of toiletry items and a hot lunch for attendees. To volunteer or make a donation, please email mhowell1@pbcgov.org.

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