Project Homeless Connect is tomorrow at the Samaritan House Administration Building. It is essentially a one-day, one-stop event that will host every available service to help the homeless. It is community-wide including services from several other agencies, non-profits and organizations.
Project Homeless Connect is an international movement to end homelessness which has been replicated in over 200 cities across the United States including Billings and Missoula. The purpose is to help eliminate barriers that prevent homeless people from gaining access to aid.
Key characteristics of Project Homeless Connect include: Hospitality, Immediacy, Partnership, Community and Excellence.
"Project Homeless Connect is equal parts welcoming homeless neighbors into the life of the community, changing the way resources are accessed, and acheiving quantifiable results for the people experiencing homelessness." - Interagency Council on Homelessness
Here are the details:
Date: June 9th, 2010, 9am - 4pm
Location: Samaritan House Administration Building
Address: 1110 2nd St. West in Kalispell, Montana
Services Available: Pet Services, Medical Help, Educational Help, Financial Education, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, Social Security Application Info, TANF Applications, Healthy Montana Kids, CHIPs, Food, Child Care, Housing Counseling, Legal Services, Mental Health, Case Management, Literacy Help, Personal Hygiene Products, Clothing, Haircuts, Veteran Services, Senior Services, Job Services, Transportation, Assistance towards Photo IDs, Gas Vouchers, Cell Phone Minutes, and lunch will be served.