A “one-stop shop” for human services will be open to the public on Tuesday, January 24th. The Hillsdale County Project Homeless Connect event seeks to bring together those who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless and agencies and organizations that can provide needed assistance. Sponsored by the Hillsdale County Housing Continuum of Care, the event will be held at the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church, 150 Union Street in Hillsdale, from 10 am-2 pm (doors will not open to the public until 10 am).
Project Homeless Connect brings together a wide array of human services at one location so that people can accomplish in a single day what might otherwise take several weeks. The event will showcase a variety of services, including:
- · Housing/Shelter,
- · Employment and Job Training,
- · Veterans Services,
- · Health Information and Screenings,
- · Food and Utility Assistance,
- · Mental Health Services,
- · Legal Services,
- · Education,
- · Youth Services, and
- · Senior Services
In addition to valuable informational resources, PHC will also offer on-site services, including a free hot meal, free haircuts, free children’s pajamas, free hats and mittens, laundry soap, and personal care items. All free items are offered on a first-come, first-served basis as supplies are available and time allows.
PHC is expecting over 250 people to come to the event seeking services and help from the volunteers. Project Homeless Connect makes a difference in the lives of Hillsdale County residents by bringing together more than 25 non-profit agencies and volunteers to assist those in need. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Project Homeless Connect has been supported by numerous volunteers, individuals and businesses giving their time, resources and essential services. Among those who have consistently supported Project Homeless Connect are several local hair stylists and the Pittsford High School National Honor Society, whose members volunteer their time wherever it is needed during the event.