On Sunday, Mike, his son Jaden, and Darya Dolzikova, a Parliamentary Intern, volunteered at Edmonton’s semi-annual Homeless Connect event.
Homeless Connect Edmonton is a bi-annual, community-inspired event that provides free essential services to homeless and at-risk individuals on one day and at one location.
Homeless Connect’s mission is to:
· Provide services that open doors out of homelessness;
· Build lasting partnerships;
· Raise public awareness of homelessness in the community; and,
· Provide a vehicle for community involvement.
The event is organized and directed by a steering committee comprising members from a variety of organizations, and is managed through a partnership between Homeward Trust Edmonton, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Shaw Conference Centre and the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. Additionally, the event is serviced by local community providers and staffed by enthusiastic and passionate volunteers.
For more information on Homeward Trust and the services they provide, visit www.homewardtrust.ca.