One-stop servicing for the homeless in West Palm Beach

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, in partnership with several Palm Beach County service organizations, invites members of the community who are homeless, or in crisis, to attend Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 911 9th Street, in West Palm Beach.

Project Homeless Connect, a community-wide, collaborative event, brings together a host of supportive programs, services and counseling all under one roof. The event takes place throughout the year in various segments of Palm Beach County to make it easy for people to overcome their current situations and move toward stability.  The Town of Palm Beach United Way is funding this event.

“Accessing resources is very difficult when you are faced with the challenges of homelessness; our responsibility as a community is to work together and offer help in any way possible,” said Michelle Howell- Phillips, Project Coordinator of the Project Homeless Connect Program.

Doors open at 9 a.m. with a hot breakfast served from the Salvation Army’s canteen truck on-site. Those who attend will have a chance to visit tables with resources and interactive displays; shop for clothes at a pop-up clothing rack; receive information and a new haircut. Helpful professionals, from host provider agencies, will be on-site throughout the day to share news about programs and resources in place to help the homeless and support those at-risk.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS:
Volunteers needed for various shifts to load, set-up and breakdown the event on Thursday, April 26. We are in need of toiletry items and a hot lunch for attendees. To volunteer or make a donation, please email 
[email protected]