Project Homeless Connect, which brings together those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and the programs and organizations that can help them, is being held at a new location later this month. Also, volunteers are still needed to assist with the event.
Project Homeless Connect will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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.
Every year, hundreds of volunteers help with the event by performing a variety of tasks including checking-in and escorting attendees around Project Homeless Connect. Anyone interested in volunteering at the event should visit http://signup.com/go/SUjywkJ to register as a volunteer.
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, faith houses, 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.
The event is also supported by The Champion Center, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the City of Las Vegas, Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation, MGM Resorts International, The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Help of Southern Nevada, and Mountain View Christian School.
During last year's event, about 600 volunteers helped about 3,000 Project Homeless Connect attendees. The event was previously held at the Cashman Center.