On Sunday May 24th over one thousand homeless people filled the Shaw Conference Centre where they were offered free services from more than fifty agencies.
Homeless Connect Edmonton is a broad-based, community-inspired initiative, providing free appropriate services to homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless, on one day and at one location.
Its mission is to provide services that help open doors out of homelessness, build lasting partnerships, raise public awareness of homelessness in the community, and provide a vehicle for community involvement in addressing the issue of homelessness.
Services include mental health assessments, library services, foot care, haircuts, immunizations, birth control, pre-natal support, laundry, housing information, employment and training services and much more.
For more information please visit http://www.homelessconnect.ca/.