The Milwaukee Continuum of Care hosted it’s sixth annual Project Homeless Connect event. The event was held on October 22, 2015, from 10 AM to 5 PM at Marquette’s Alumni Memorial Union and served over 500 guests and had over 400 volunteers. The services provided were haircuts, dental screenings, winter coats, agency resources, professional portraits and more.
We are grateful to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers who gave their time and effort to make this event possible. Your contribution helped to better serve our community needs and we cannot thank you enough! A big thank you to the following:
The Salvation Army
Milwaukee County-Housing Division
The Marcus Corporation
Starbucks Coffee Company
The City of Milwaukee
Community Development Grants Administration
MHS Health Wisconsin
The ROS Foundation
Milwaukee Continuum of Care
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Front Room Photography
Milwaukee Portrait Project
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co.
Again, thank you to those who contributed to this year’s Project Homeless Connect
If you missed out, don’t worry you can watch a video here or participate in next year’s Project Homeless Connect 2016 by emailing Rafael Acevedo, firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested! thank you!
Collaborative applicants for the Continuum of Care must complete the annual registration using e-SNAPS. Deadline for submission September 23, 2013.
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