Project Homeless Connect, which brings together those who are homeless or low-income and the programs and organizations that can help them, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Champion Center at 3900 E. Bonanza Road in Las Vegas.
The event will feature dozens of agencies and organizations that offer a variety of assistance services including housing, job training, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment.
Also, volunteers are still needed to assist with Project Homeless Connect. Every year, hundreds of volunteers perform a variety of tasks including checking-in attendees and helping them find organizations that may be able to help them. Anyone interested in volunteering at the event should register through http://bit.ly/phcvolunteer. Last year about 600 volunteers helped about 2,500 Project Homeless Connect attendees.
And, donations of warm clothes, especially jackets, hats and gloves, are still needed. Anyone interested in donating any of these items should bring them to the Champion Center at 3900 E. Bonanza Road between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25.
Project Homeless Connect is free to attend and is coordinated by the Nevada Homeless Alliance in partnership with the Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care and the Clark County Department of Social Service. The Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care works with local governments and other agencies, religious organizations, advocacy groups and others concerned with the issues of homelessness and affordable housing through a coordinated and regional approach to planning and service provision. The Nevada Homeless Alliance works with local agencies, volunteer groups, faith-based organizations and the corporate sector to create effective partnerships and promote collaboration through advocacy, public awareness, and outreach events.
Project Homeless Connect is sponsored by The Champion Center, Clark County, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation, and MGM Resorts International.