Danbury Project Homeless Connect 2009
The Greater Danbury Continuum of Care and the City of Danbury Housing Partnership held its third annual Project Homeless Connect on December 11, 2009 at Western Connecticut State University. Over 40 agencies were available to provide needed services including medical, dental, vision, employment and benefits services and much more. Walsh Catering donated their services and provided a hot breakfast and lunch to all participants. There were many sponsors for this year’s event including the City of Danbury, Danbury Housing Partnership, The United Way, Western Connecticut State University, Walsh Catering, Wal-Mart, Crystal Rock, New Hope Baptist Church and many more contributors. There were many donations of coats, clothing and footwear. There were over 65 volunteers assisting with client registration and client support throughout the day.
Project Homeless Connect served over 200 people, 92 received vision checks, 100 received medical services including blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings and flu shots, 65 received dental services including dental exams and cleanings, over 180 gift bags were given out including clothing, coats, shoes etc. The event was a huge success with many of the people who attended received needed services. Many thanks to the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care Project Homeless Committee for their continued commitment and planning for this event. Also, many thanks to our project sponsors and contributors for making this a true community event.
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