Homeless Organizations Gather to Provide Onsite Services to Community Members in Need

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL. – The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, in partnership with several Palm Beach County service organizations who provide vital resources to the homeless in our community, invites members of the community who are homeless, or in crisis, to attend Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, at The Salvation Army, 600 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL. Commissioner Mack Bernard will be in attendance at 9:00 a.m.

Project Homeless Connect, a community-wide, collaborative event, brings together a host of supportive programs, services, and counseling all under one roof. The event takes place throughout the year in various locations across Palm Beach County to make it easy for people to overcome their current situations and move toward stability.  AMR (American Medical Response) a long-standing community partner and supporter of The Homeless Coalition is funding this event.

“Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in homelessness across our community and unfortunately that does not seem to be letting up. With Project Homeless, we are bringing together services that will provide immediate assistance, address needs and help community members access resources in the easiest way possible,” said Pamela Payne Chief Executive Officer.  

Doors open at 9 a.m. with brunch being served from the Salvation Army Canteen Truck. Those who attend will have a chance to visit tables with resources and interactive displays; “shop” for free clothes and shoes in the pop-up store; receive information on resources that are available to them, a hot shower and a new haircut. Helpful professionals, from host provider agencies, will be on-site throughout the day to share news to assist with all situations to help community members overcome their current situation.

To volunteer or make a donation, please email cstringer@homelesscoalitionpbc.org.