Service Provider Fair Aims to Help Homeless People Circumvent Waiting Lists
The United Way of the National Capital Area is gearing up to host its second annual Project Homeless Connect on October 19 at Central Union Mission, 65 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will connect over 200 homeless Washingtonians with local providers and services that would otherwise take months to access.
On-site services will include employment services, housing information and referrals, medical and pediatric care, HIV screening, legal help, breakfast and lunch, veteran’s assistance, voter registration, haircuts, hygiene kits, socks and more. Each participant will be matched with a volunteer guide to help navigate the event.
Event organizers are currently seeking general volunteers, participant guides, Spanish translators and licensed mental and physical health professionals. Those interested in getting involved can email [email protected] for more information.