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Donations needed for Project Homeless Connect Jan. 23

January 16, 2019 – News

Donations are needed for the 8th Juneau Project Homeless Connect that will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event is organized by the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness.

Project Homeless Connect will have close to 50 service providers to deliver immediate resources to people in need. These include haircuts and foot massages, and health and wellness services like flu shots, veteran support, housing assistance, Permanent Fund Dividend registration, and more. The event is free and open to all; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Donations such as gift cards, new white and wool socks, hats and gloves (adult men and women sizes) are being accepted. These items can be dropped off at Gruening Park Apartments, 1800 Northwood Drive. Please contact Tamara Rowcroft or Shari Partin at 780-4500. Juneau Animal Control and Protection officers will also be at the event offering pet services and resources. They’re accepting donations of canned food or new bags of pet food, which can be dropped off at┬áJuneau Animal Rescue (formerly Gastineau Humane Society).

The first step for a participant at Project Homeless Connect is to participate in the annual Point In Time Homeless Count where communities across the country survey individuals experiencing homelessness. The count is organized by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and used for federal funding decisions and homeless assistance program development. Volunteers that have signed up to administer surveys are asked to show up at the JACC at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the event for refresher training. Please contact Chief Housing Officer Scott Ciambor at scott.ciambor@juneau.org if you have questions. Information on previous counts and additional homeless information is available on the CBJ Housing Programs webpage.

For more information, contact CBJ Chief Housing Officer Scott Ciambor at 586-0220 or scott.ciambor@juneau.org.