PHC Events Offer Hot Meal, Warm Clothes and Housing Applications in Conjunction with NJCounts 2020
Last month, on and around January 29, 2020, in conjunction with NJCounts 2020, twenty-five Project Homeless Connect events took place in fourteen counties across New Jersey.
Project Homelessness Connect events connect persons experiencing homelessness with a hot meal, warm clothes, services and housing applications.
Click here for a facebook photo album with photos from the Project Homeless Connect events that took place in Asbury Park, Clifton, Hackettstown, Lakewood, New Brunswick, Paterson, and Toms River, and West Milford. Please feel free to tag yourself or your organization in any of the photos.
#NJCounts 2020, the statewide Point-in-Time count and survey of the homeless, took place across the state counting individuals and households who experience homelessness.
Local government, non-profit agencies, community advocates, volunteers and others that plan community efforts to end homelessness conducted the counts across the state. For the seventh year, Monarch Housing Associates coordinated the annual statewide NJCounts.
About the Project Homeless Connect events in New Brunswick and other locations in Middlesex County, Njtoday.net reported on January 14, 2020,
“To increase the survey’s accuracy and offer direct help to the homeless, Middlesex County will, again, incorporate Project Homeless Connect into this year’s process. This initiative supplements the survey, setting up sites around the county for the homeless to visit and be connected with case management services, donations, and information on resources, such as social services, HIV/AIDS care, mental health services, housing, substance abuse resources, disability funding, and health care.
This year a special appeal to the general public to donate unwanted yet useable coats, gloves, scarves, blankets, socks, underwear and thermal wear that can distributed to the area’s homeless and needy is being made.”
Do you have photo of your community’s Project Homeless Connect Event? Please email Kate Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your photos to our Project Homeless Connect event.