Project Homeless Connect to Offer Free Help

On Tuesday, September 17, Denver’s Road Home, Mile High United Way, the City and County of Denver, Bank of America, ReadyTalk, US Bank, Xerox and more than 80 organizations will host Project Homeless Connect 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B.

This event is a free resource fair open to people of all ages who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless that will provide help in one place. Community partners will provide free services ranging from medical care, legal help, assistance benefits, clothing, haircuts, hygiene bags and additional services. Additionally, dozens of businesses and organizations will connect people to jobs and career readiness services. Throughout the event, individuals and families will be paired up, one-on-one, with volunteers to ensure that they are receiving the assistance that they need. Child care will be offered at the event.

Project Homeless Connect 13
When: Tuesday, September 17 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Welcome Ceremony begins at 9:40 a.m.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B (entrance at 14th and Welton St.)
Who: More than 2,000 people in need, volunteers and service providers are expected to attend. Speaking at the Welcome Ceremony will be:
  -Denver’s Road Home Executive Director Bennie Milliner
  -Mile High United Way Denver President & CEO Christine Benero
  -Metropolitan State University of Denver President Stephen Jordan, Ph.D.
  -John W. Claybaugh who was recently housed through Denver’s Road Home and its partners

Groups that will be onsite offering assistance or information:

  • A Good Place to Start
  • AARP
  • Action Staffing
  • Animal Haus
  • ARC
  • Arch Diocese of Denver
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Attention Homes & The Source
  • Bank on Denver
  • CDLE Veterans Programs
  • Centura Health LINKS
  • Child Care Assistance Program
  • Child Support
  • City & County of Denver, Office of Human Resources
  • City & County of Denver, Office of the Independent Monitor
  • Colfax Community Network
  • College in Colorado
  • Colorado Access
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Colorado Dept of Revenue
  • Colorado Disabilities Benefits Support Program
  • Colorado Gerontological Society
  • Community Blueprint Network, AmeriCorps
  • Community College of Denver
  • Community Re-Entry Place Inside/Out
  • Connect for Health Colorado
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Delores Project
  • Denver Animal Shelter
  • Denver Army Recruiting Battalion
  • Denver Colorado AIDS Project
  • Denver Health & Hospital Authority
  • Denver Health Family Planning
  • Denver Health Healthy Communities
  • Denver Health Medical Plan
  • Denver Homeless Out Loud
  • Denver Housing Authority
  • Denver Human Services
  • Denver Police Department
  • Denver Public Library
  • Denver Rescue Mission
  • Denver Voice
  • DeVry University
  • Dress for Less
  • El Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores
  • Emily Griffith Opportunity School
  • Empowerment Program
  • Family Tree, Inc
  • Gateway Battered Women's Shelter
  • Goodwill
  • Great Clips
  • Hep C Connection
  • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
  • HOPE Program
  • Hunger Free Colorado
  • Jefferson County School District
  • LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program)
  • Lutheran Family Services
  • Mercy Housing
  • Metro State University of Denver
  • Metro Care Ring
  • Mile High Council & Comitis Family Services
  • Mile High United Way 2-1-1
  • Mpowered
  • Nelson Ministries
  • New Genesis
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • PATH program from AuMHC  (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness)
  • Pin and Tonic
  • Prenatal Plus at Rose Midwifery
  • Providence Network
  • Regis University
  • Rocky Mountain Cares
  • Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Samaritan House
  • SNAP Into Health
  • Social Security Administration
  • State of Colorado Civil Rights Division
  • State of Colorado Drivers Licenses
  • Sunny Sanford (hair stylist)
  • The Salvation Army
  • Uniquely Twisted Balloons
  • Urban Peak Shelter
  • Veterans Affairs (Regional Office)
  • Volunteers of America
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Warren Village
  • Wells Fargo

Project Homeless Connect 13 is coordinated by Denver’s Road Home, Mile High United Way and the City and County of Denver with support from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University and more than 80 community organizations. It is sponsored by Bank of America, ReadyTalk, US Bank and Xerox.

This will be the thirteenth Project Homeless Connect event in Denver. To date, Project Homeless Connect has delivered more than $2 million in services to over 9,000 guests with the help of over 8,000 volunteers. 

Posted on Sep 16 2013 (Archive on Oct 16 2013)
Posted by kpellegrin  Contributed by kpellegrin