Lend a hand to the homeless this weekend

04.3.2008 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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Hands on Birmingham is still looking for volunteers to help with this Saturday’s Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

From their website: “On Saturday, April 5, approximately 500 volunteers, public servants, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations and citizens will assemble under one roof to help people who are homeless in our community through Project Homeless Connect. This innovative one-day event is about breaking the cycle of homelessness, increasing access to services and ending chronic homelessness in Central Alabama. … Be a part of Birmingham’s solution to homelessness.”

People attending the event from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be offered a variety of services from help with housing and employment to pet care and haircuts.

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Allison Grayson
Allison Grayson

Thank you for featuring Project Homeless Connect on The Terminal. Project Homeless Connect is designed to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness access the services they need to move toward self-sufficiency. However, another goal of Project Homeless Connect is to engage our community in conversation about this issue and how we can invest our time and resources in solutions to the problem. The Terminal is an ideal forum for this effort, because it spurs discussion about the interconnected issues that face our region. Homelessness is not just about homeless people, but also about downtown redevelopment, green space, and public/mental health. Thank you for calling attention to the efforts of over 70 public, private, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to work together to change homelessness in our region.

Allison Grayson
Allison Grayson

Thank you for featuring Project Homeless Connect on The Terminal. Project Homeless Connect is designed to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness access the services they need to move toward self-sufficiency. However, another goal of Project Homeless Connect is to engage our community in conversation about this issue and how we can invest our time and resources in solutions to the problem. The Terminal is an ideal forum for this effort, because it spurs discussion about the interconnected issues that face our region. Homelessness is not just about homeless people, but also about downtown redevelopment, green space, and public/mental health. Thank you for calling attention to the efforts of over 70 public, private, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to work together to change homelessness in our region.