Homeward Alliance announces the relaunch of the Homeless Connect project after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic

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Fort Collins’ 11th annual Homeless Connect Project is scheduled to take place April 15, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Aztlan Community Center in Fort Collins. Project Homeless Connect is a unique one-day event that provides a range of free services to hundreds of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Homeless Connect project will take place at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow St. Free breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. and free lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. More than 40 local nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses will provide on-site services. Homeward Alliance, Outreach Fort Collins and Colorado State University Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) are co-producing the event with support from the Bohemian Foundation, United Way of Larimer County and City of Fort Collins Recreation Department. Kaiser Permanente is the presenting sponsor.

New services this year include expanded health and wellness offerings, a legal aid clinic hosted by the Colorado Poverty Law Project, and driver’s license services provided by DMV2GO. Return services will include basic car inspection; bicycle repair; medical screenings; basic dental examinations for adults and children; eye exams; family pictures; haircuts; housing information; veterans services; identity and legal services; employment services; advice; government benefits; childcare; massage; toiletry bags; and dog daycare, pet healthcare, and pet food. All services are free and bilingual Spanish volunteers are available to assist participants. Language Link services are available for languages ​​other than English and Spanish. The event space is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

During the event, each participant is paired individually with a volunteer who helps the participant navigate the variety of services available. Historically, SLiCE recruits nearly 400 CSU students and members of the Fort Collins community to volunteer.

For more information on volunteering or attending the event, please email [email protected]

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