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Homeless Connect event on Friday

on Monday, 21 June 2021. Posted in Arts & Culture, Local News

Homeless Connect event on Friday

A First Friday Homeless Connect event will be held July 2 in the First Baptist Church gymnasium from 9 to 11 a.m.

The first First Friday Homeless Connect event was held in 2012. It was established as the result of several agencies and organizations seeing a need to provide services to individuals who are homeless, struggling with maintaining their basic needs. Homeless individuals are offered access to services in one location.

At this event, homeless, or near homeless, persons can receive help with such challenges as VA claims; assessments for alcohol, drug, or psychological problems; finding work; acquiring housing and shelter; filing Social Security Disability claims; getting IDs replaced; filing for food stamps and other benefits; and receiving referrals to other helpful and appropriate agencies. Participants may also receive clothing and are offered food and hygiene items.

The event has been held every first Friday since 2012.

The First Friday Homeless Connect is a monthly event intended to provide the homeless community with resources to improve themselves and their situation. This event is a partnership of numerous charitable and service organizations coming together to offer help.

For more information on this event, visit www.lighthouseflorence.org.

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