Homelessness is a crisis affecting cities of all sizes around the world. To bring much-needed resources to homeless men, women and families, the Newport News Department of Human Services is holding the 4th Annual Project Homeless Connect event on Wednesday, January 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Four Oaks Day Services Center at 7401 Warwick Boulevard. During this event, people will immediately be connected to community resources, health screenings, housing resources, haircuts, employment resources and much more.
Project Homeless Connect is being held in conjunction with the Peninsula’s Point-in-Time Count, which counts sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in shelters, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night in January. The purpose of the count is to obtain a more accurate view of the demographics of our homelessness population (families, seniors, veterans, teens & young adults, etc.), to identify ways to better meet their needs.
There is no cost for participants to attend Project Homeless Connect and registration is not required. Human Services is partnering with a variety of local and regional agencies and vendors to provide resources to those individuals who are or are in jeopardy of becoming homeless. To get involved, please contact Edward Johnson or Syretta Williams at 757-975-5251.