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1,000 Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect

Annual event connects hundreds to needed services like health exams, housing resources and employment

DENVER – Aug. 30, 2018 - Denver’s Road Home is issuing a call for more than 1,000 volunteers for the annual Project Homeless Connect event on November 15 at the Colorado Convention Center. This free, one-day event is open to people of all ages who are experiencing homelessness or who are experiencing housing instability. During Project Homeless Connect, volunteers are paired with individuals and families to help ensure each participant is able to access all of the resources available, such as:

  • basic medical exams
  • legal help
  • housing resources
  • resume help and on-site job fair
  • food, medical and other assistance benefits
  • hygiene bags
  • haircuts
  • clothing
  • other community-provided services

Those interested in signing up to volunteer for the event can do so online at bit.ly/DenverPHC2018. The event is open to guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but volunteer shifts are available from as early as 7:30 a.m. to as late as 6 p.m.

 “From jobs to housing to medical care, Project Homeless Connect gives participants the chance to access services all in one place. For volunteers, it’s a chance to connect to someone on a meaningful level and give back to the community,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

Since 2006, Project Homeless Connect has provided much-needed services to more than 15,000 people experiencing homelessness. This year’s event will include more than 100 service providers within the Denver Metro Area. Space is still available for providers interested in participating in this year’s event. Those interested should contact elizabeth.murray@denvergov.org with their information and availability.

“By pairing volunteers with participants, we can foster social connections for the community,” said Chris Conner, director of Denver’s Road Home. “Guests and volunteers get to learn from each other and connect to resources together.”

Project Homeless Connect is coordinated by Denver’s Road Home, Mile High United Way and the City and County of Denver with support from Regis University.

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