County Volunteers Needed For 1-Day 'Project Homeless Connect' Event

Credit: Contra Costa County Project Homeless Connect.
Credit: Contra Costa County Project Homeless Connect.
Volunteers are needed for Project Homeless Connect 2014, an annual, one-day event to provide assistance to people who are experiencing homelessness in Contra Costa County.

Project Homeless Connect routinely draws more than 1,000 people and provides food, medical and dental care, haircuts, pet care, shelter and many other services. 

The Aug. 6 event is coordinated by Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS) Behavioral Health Division and co-sponsored this year by the City of Richmond and Chevron. 

Project Homeless Connect is made possible each year through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, who engage with participants, ensure that lines move smoothly, provide services, staff tables, serve meals and distribute donations to our consumers. 

Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to contact the Homeless Program as soon as possible. Early sign-ups help staff to plan and keep track of areas of need. 

WHO: Anyone 18 or older can sign up. Volunteers will be provided with training and instructions. 

WHEN: Volunteers are needed for setup the day before the event and on the day of the event. 

August 5: Noon to 5 p.m. for setup. 

August 6: Sign up for a half-day shift (6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or a full-day shift (6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Meals are provided Aug. 6. 

WHERE: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 

WHY: Thousands of people experience homelessness every night in Contra Costa County. Project Homeless Connect provides critical services to assist people who are experiencing homelessness become self-sufficient. 

To volunteer or learn more, visit cchealth.org/homeless/phc or call 925-313-7700. 


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