Project Homeless Connect will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, located at 14th Street and Welton.
This free event is in its 12th year and is hosted by Denver’s Road Home, Mile High United Way and the City and County of Denver. The event is held to help connect homeless and those at-risk with access to vital services such as housing information, basic medical exams, food stamps, clothing, job search skills and more.
“It’s a ‘one-stop shop’ for assistance that will help individuals and families receive basic services,” according to Mile High United Way’s website.
The event has helped more than 7,000 individuals and families in need during the past 11 events, said Robert Thompson of United Way.
“Generally, 850 to 1,000 individuals and families show up to the event,” he said.
Project Homeless Connect is still in need of volunteers to help with a variety of different tasks.
“For some reason, we’re having trouble getting volunteers this year,” Thompson said.
According to the volunteer registration form, opportunities for the event range from facility set-up and volunteer check-in to client support services, where volunteers work one-on-one with clients to help them prioritize and navigate the services available.
Angela LeValley, director of student activities, was contacted by United Way to help recruit volunteers as a part of the Community Based Learning Program at MSU Denver.
“They need over 800 volunteers in order to make this event a success,” she said.
According to Denver Human Services, more than 60 organizations are committed to providing free services at PHC.
To learn about the event and discover volunteer opportunities, visit www.DenversRoadHome.org.