Individuals experiencing homelessness in and around Tempe were connected with a range of services and resources during Project Connect on Tuesday at the University Presbyterian Church.
Nearly 100 volunteers assisted HSC and our partners to serve approximately 150 guests, who were able to obtain housing support, healthcare screenings, job search and preparation, legal assistance, vital records and identification replacement, and more. COVID-19 screenings, tests and vaccines were also provided, as well as clothing, showers, food and bicycle repairs. Project Connect helps many individuals remove barriers to move from street to home.
The next Project Connect event is scheduled for March 22 in Surprise. In addition, a similar event on a larger scale for US military veterans, called Veteran StandDown is scheduled for February 10th and 11th. HSC is recruiting volunteers for both events. For more information, please contact Monica Hakala at firstname.lastname@example.org.