ABOUT PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
Danbury's Fourth Annual Project Homeless Connect is scheduled for December 10, 2010 at the Bill Williams Gymnasium on the downtown campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury from 9am to 3pm. The event is hosted by the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care in conjunction with the City of Danbury's Housing Partnership.
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop community wide event designed to deliver services and hope to people experiencing homelessness or in danger of becoming homeless. It is an innovative approach in engaging citizens, non-profit organizations, government and the business community to partner together to end homelessness. Project Homeless Connect is endorsed by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and, by holding this event, Danbury will be joining over one-hundred thirty communities around the country in working toward the common goal of ending homelessness.
Project Homeless Connect is a community-wide event designed to provide one-stop delivery of housing and social service assistance to people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The event is coordinated by the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care in partnership with the Danbury Housing Partnership, Western Connecticut State University and other community partners. Services provided at the event include help obtaining housing, credit counseling, legal assistance, employment assistance, educational resources, Veteran's benefits, dental services, medical and vision screenings as well as other services designed to assist people secure housing and achieve self-sufficiency.
Last year more than 200 persons received services from the more than forty service providers participating in the event. Guests also received hot meals courtesy of the donated efforts of Walsh Catering. Guests were also provided with clothing and personal items donated by businesses and individuals in the community.
The Greater Danbury Continuum of Care Planning Workgroup has initiated planning for this year's event. The Workgroup would welcome volunteers who would like to hep with the event. The Workgroup would also encourage contributions of funding or goods and services from businesses, organizations or individuals. Among items needed are food, coats, socks, gloves, phone cards and other items to be provided for our guests. Anyone interested in participating in the committee's efforts to plan and implement the event is encouraged to call Sue Zaborowski at 203-797-4627. Please also call if you are interested in making a donation or serving as a volunteer at the event.
Please click on the link provided to learn more about Project Homeless Connect.
Danbury's efforts are part of a nation-wide commitment to address the issues of homelessness as part of National Project Homeless Connect. Danbury joins communities throughout the nation in conducting programs to address the issue of homelessness during National Project Homeless Connect week.
Click on this link to learn more about National Project Homeless Connect.