Area Homeless and Underserved Invited to FREE Health & Social Service Day

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Mental Health Services Homeless Outreach Team, the Northwest CT Continuum of Care, and the City of Torrington will host their 6th Annual Project Homeless Connect Day on Friday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Coe Park and the Torrington Armory in Torrington.  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. 

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one stop community wide event designed to deliver free resources to people and families experiencing homelessness in our community. The goal for this annual event is to end homelessness and provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness an opportunity to learn about and receive services and connect with needed resources. It is an innovative approach in engaging citizens, non-profits organizations, government and corporations to partner together to resolve this long standing issue. Some of the resources that will be offered include: Information on Housing, Medical, Dental, Employment, Legal, Veteran Services, Credit Counseling, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Mental Health and much more.

In addition to resources, Project Homeless Connect will provide a pathway to housing and self-sufficiency. By holding this yearly event, Torrington and Litchfield County join other cities in Connecticut and around the country in working toward the common goal of ending homelessness. Since our first event held in May 2007, Torrington Connecticut has provided services to over 1000 people.

For more information or to register to volunteer, e-mail mculmo@mhact.org

For sponsorship information or vendor participation questions, call 860-496-6353.

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

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.

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