Area Homeless and Underserved Invited To FREE Health & Social Service Day – Volunteers Needed For May 11, 2012 Event
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Mental Health Services Homeless Outreach Team, the Northwest CT Continuum of Care, and the City of Torrington will host their 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect Day on Friday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Coe Park and the Torrington Armory in Torrington.
This innovative, one-stop community wide event provides free health and social resources to homeless and underserved individuals in Northwest Connecticut. Event organizers are in need of 150 volunteers throughout the day to assist with set-up, greeting, triage and registration, exit surveys, food services, participant support, and breakdown.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Nancy Cannavo at 860-496-6353.
In organizing this event, Torrington and Litchfield County will be joining other cities in Connecticut and around the country in working toward the common goal of ending homelessness and giving individuals and families experiencing homelessness an opportunity to learn about and receive services and connect with needed resources that may provide a pathway to housing and self-sufficiency.
Multiple local and state agencies and organizations are participating in this year’s event for area residents to receive free services and assistance including housing and emergency shelter information, medical screenings, vision and dental care, family and youth services, behavioral health, domestic violence, education and employment, food and nutrition, voter registration and ID’s, social security, veteran benefits, utilities and more
Generous sponsors for this year’s event include Litchfield Ford, Torrington Savings Bank, Bogey’s Pub & Restaurant, Barry Cone’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Jimmy’s Store, Northwest Hills Credit Union, Steven White, Anthony Renzullo- Carbone’s Market, Frances V. Moulder, Peter G. Anderheggen, Marilyn Ottone and Joan Smith, Robert Forbs and Joanne Foodim.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Homeless Outreach Team is comprised of volunteer providers, professionals, consumers and advocates that provide outreach and engagement to the homeless population. The Mental Health Services to the Homeless Program works directly with clients to provide assessment, referrals, treatment planning, advocacy and clinical case management services.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One-Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.