Greater Danbury Continuum of Care Co-Chair Milena Sangut has announced that the Fourth Annual Danbury Project Homeless Connect will take place on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Williams Gymnasium on the downtown campus of Western Connecticut State University.
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 Committee has initiated planning for this year's event. 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.