Can you help spread the word about a special one-day event to help people without homes in our community find the support they need?
The event is Project Homeless Connect KC and the goal is to connect someone experiencing homelessness to the services they might need. The Swope Health Services (SHS) Mobile Medical Unit will be there to provide free medical care.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, August 28 at the Gregg/Klice Community Center at 17th Street and The Paseo, Kansas City.
Among the free services to be offered:
- assistance getting a birth certificate
- applications for housing support
- employment assistance
- applications for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women-Infants-Children (WIC) programs
- Veterans programs
- assistance with prescriptions
- legal aid
- free wellness checks and select vaccinations for dogs of homeless individuals
On-site child care will be available and all participants are offered a free lunch.
Project Homeless Connect will even provide free transportation throughout the day, approximately every 45 minutes, from:
- Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St.
- CSL Plasma Center, 3715 Broadway St
- Central Library Bus Stop, 14 W. 10th St.
- City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St.
- Hope Faith Ministries, 705 Virginia Ave.
Participants need to bring all vital documents — any forms of ID, Social Security cards, Birth Certificates, Veterans’ IDs (DD214)—with them. These documents are critical to getting the resources and services that can make a positive change for homeless individuals and families.
The event is organized by the nonprofit Rotaract Club of Kansas City, a young professional service organization. More than 300 volunteers, service providers and sponsors gave assistance to 265 participants and children at the first event in 2014. At this year’s event, the organizers hope to assist 300 homeless participants.