Cape May County’s Project Homeless Connect was highlighted on NBC 40 evening news. NBC’s Veronica Dudo reported on the events of the day.
ATLANTIC CITY—Sylvester Williams has been homeless for the past five months and says he desperately needs medical attention so he can find a job and get back on his feet, “A lot of people keep saying they can’t do it they can’t provide it.” He says.
So Williams chalked it up to fate when Cape May County advertised for “Project Homeless Connect” an outreach program, started in San Francisco, California that offers the community an opportunity to aid the homeless by providing services and support.
Sabrina Hand the Human Services Advisor for Cape May County explains, “You don’t really think that there are homeless people in your backyard but there really are and there are people who are at risk.”
On Tuesday, representatives from federal, state and county social service agencies met with those in need at the First Baptist Church in Wildwood. Officials say about 50 people attended last years event and so far this year, they’ve surpassed that and anticipate about 80 people.
“People should just reach out because there is help available.” Adds Hand.
After meeting with representatives, Williams says he is grateful and feels like he is going in the right direction, “I can acquire my medical card and everything and get my therapy done and everything, so I can get back to working.” He said.