The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta hosted its third 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. Project Homeless Connect took place on Friday, April 24th at The Salvation Army Atlanta Temple Corps located at 2090 N. Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30329.
More than 40 human services agencies from around metro Atlanta participated in the event, offering services such as medical referrals, HIV testing, and dental care. Services also included counseling on housing, employment, veterans’ services, benefits, mental health, and much more.
Project Homeless Connect is an opportunity to welcome homeless neighbors into the life of the community by providing free access to community and social services all in one place. “We always look forward to having so many of these services in one place for a day. And this year in particular, we anticipate having more people in need of services – many who may have never had to rely on social service organizations,” says Major Todd Hawks, Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commander. “We serve
not only those who are now homeless but also more and more people who never dreamed of facing housing problems.”
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.
To learn more about The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta’s homeless and housing services, visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.