Last week, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta proudly hosted its second annual Project Homeless Connect, a one day, one-stop event for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in the metro Atlanta region. The event is a yearly opportunity to welcome homeless neighbors into the life of the community by providing free access to community and social services all in one place.
More than 40 human services agencies from around metro Atlanta participated in this event, offering services such as medical referrals, HIV testing, and dental care. Services also included counseling on housing, employment, veterans’ services, benefits, and mental health.
Low Country Barbecue provided box lunches to around 300 participants. Other food vendors included Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Dunkin Donuts, The Salvation Army Canteen, Starbucks Coffee.
Last year’s Project Homeless Connect included more than 30 agencies providing a wide variety of services and many volunteers assisting for the day. More than 200 people were linked with services, housing, or other assistance.