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Area agencies gather for 10th Project Homeless Connect this weekend



United Way of Central Alabama and Hands On Birmingham will partner with One Roof and other community organizations for the 10th Project Homeless Connect on July 23rd at Boutwell Auditorium.

Project Homeless Connect is a day of services designed to break down barriers to housing for members of the homeless community in greater Birmingham, particularly those experiencing chronic homelessness.

One Roof, the coordinating agency for homeless services in greater Birmingham, will be assisted by the City of Birmingham, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Faith Chapel Christian Center and other organizations.

Hands on Birmingham has registered over 750 volunteers to escort the homeless to the service areas according to their needs.  United Way will provide meals and other services.

Project Homeless Connect allows those experiencing homelessness to access a variety of services in one place. They can can obtain housing, state ID, legal services, medical, dental and dental care, grooming services and much more.

At the ninth Homeless Connect held earlier this year, area agencies provided 1,222 individual medical services, 71 state IDs, and 150 legal consults to more than 600 clients. Over 60 community agencies participated.

One Roof is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of equipping and empowering our community to prevent and end homelessness through advocacy, education, and coordination of services.

To learn more about United Way visit www.uwca.org.