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Help available in one place

Published 9:18am Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Representatives from numerous agencies will be joining together at the First Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Fourth St., Niles on Wednesday, Aug. 26, to evaluate and assist those in need, whether housing or medical.

The National Project Homeless Connect brings individuals and families together for “one-stop shopping” to the various community resources and services which are available here in Berrien County.

Clients are welcome to come between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with giveaways, thanks to the generosity of many local businesses and donors.

Project Connect consists of assessment of each individual and family that is in need.
Having many agencies in one location allows them access to numerous community resources and services.

Participating are the following agencies: Berrien County RESA-McKinney Vento Program, Berrien County Cancer Services, Berrien County Health Department, Big Brother/Big Sister, CARES, Child and Family Services, Community Healing, Emergency Shelter Services, Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan, Hospice At Home, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lake Michigan College, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, The LINK Crisis Center, Michigan Works, Neighbor to Neighbor, Residential Services of Southwest Michigan, Riverwood Mental Health Center, Safe Shelter Services, Social Security Administration, Tri-County Head Start, USDA Rural Development and Volunteer Center.

Volunteer are also needed to greet and guide participants.

For more information call Holly Pomranka or Pam Thomas at Residential Services of Southwestern Michigan at 687-6550, ext. 10 or 17.

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