Project Homeless Connect is Wednesday in Chico

Apr 25, 2016 10:33 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Project Homeless Connect comes to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico on Wednesday, April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is based on a national model and is designed to bring all types of services together on one day, at one location ... to help as many homeless people as possible. The goal is to help people receive the services they need to begin stabilizing their lives.

More than 65 service booths are registered for the events ...with services for individuals, families, veterans and youth.

Basic needs like food, water, clothing and showers will be available. Other services include help with housing, employment, health care, mental health care, addiction treatment, legal services, contraceptive services, health screening, children's services and pet care.

Organizers are prepared to serve 600 participants.

Transportation to and from the event will be provided at the Iversen Center, Peace and Justice Center, Jesus Center and Walmart in Chico. In Oroville, transportation is available from the Oroville Rescue Mission, Hope Center, the Butte County Dept. of Employment and Social Services and the Butte County Dept. of Behavioral Health. Transportation will also be offered at the SHOR Office by the Lutheran Church in Paradise, the Post Office in Biggs, the Safeway Shopping Center in Gridley,

The event is made possible from sponsorships by the Housing Authority of Butte County and the Butte County Dept. of Employment and Social Services and contributions from community members and non profits.

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