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Vanderburgh Homeless Connect 2017
Thursday, March 16, Old National Events Plaza, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Vanderburgh Homeless Connect is an annual one-stop resources event for the homeless and those in need of services. Vanderburgh Homeless Connect is annually, every year on the third Thursday of March. The upcoming Vanderburgh Homeless Connect will be on March 16, 2017 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Donations for Vanderburgh Homeless Connect may be made in the care of ECHO Housing Corporation. Please contact Stephanie TenBarge, Executive Director, ECHO Housing Corporation, 812-423-8422. Online donations can also be made through PayPal on the ECHO Housing Corporation website.
What is Vanderburgh Homeless Connect: Vanderburgh Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event with one mission: to provide critical services and hospitality directly to people who are homeless or near-homeless.
This is not a health or information fair but an event to receive immediate, same-day services.
What services are provided: Community agencies will offer services they normally offer in their offices and some services which are normally only accessible on-line. Guests can sit down and talk to an actual person. Areas of service will include:
• Employment & Education
• Government Assistance
• Veterans Services
• Health Screenings
• Legal and tax advice
• Parenting resources
• Re-entry services
• Hospitality services, such as haircuts and foot care.
• Lunch for guests, volunteers and service providers is sponsored by Vectren Foundation.
• Childcare is provided during the event for those guests who are obtaining services.
o Current estimates are that locally, 1/3 of people who are homeless are children.
Who can benefit: Those who are homeless, as well as near-homeless. Near-homeless could be described as those living in poverty, those without stable housing, and those at high risk of being without a home in the near/immediate future due to inability to pay for housing costs. Causes can include:
• loss of paycheck due to loss of job (due to job being eliminated, needing to care for dependent, loss of transportation)
• domestic violence
• medical problems, mental health issues
• inadequate income as related to housing expenses