[Hpn] Project Homeless Connect Day

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Project Homeless Connect Day


Thursday November 30

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                       Connecting Downtown Communities

                               December 6, 2006
                            10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                   On 6th Street between Wall and San Pedro

    Project Homeless Connect Day: Connecting Downtown Communities is =
part of
    a national initiative designed to bring together service providers,
    agencies and organizations to provide housing, hospitality, =
information,
    health-care and other services for our nation's homeless.  Los =
Angeles
    County, along with Santa Monica, Long Beach, Pasadena, Downtown Los
    Angeles, South Los Angeles and the East San Gabriel Valley, will =
each be
    hosting an event to bring awareness and connecting the homeless to =
much
    needed services.

    The event will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 from 10 a.m.
    to 3 p.m. on 6th Street in downtown and will feature a large-scale
    collaboration of Downtown Los Angeles/Skid Row service provider
    organizations, businesses and residents to provide area homeless and
    working poor access to the assistance they need to become =
self-sufficient
    and to ultimately obtain affordable housing.

    Some of the day's activities will include:

    *  Health related services -- HIV/STD testing, flu shots, =
screenings,
       education
    *  Public information distribution by DPSS, DCFS, DMH, LASD, LAPD
    *  Legal Support and Advocacy
    *  Hygiene Kits, Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
    *  Dental Education
    *  Art Therapy Workshops
    *  In addition to Music & Entertainment, Food Court, Bounce House, =
etc.

    Project Homeless Connect Day will:

    *  Unite government, volunteers, non-profits, businesses, civic =
leaders,
       social service providers, and faith-based organizations, to =
create
       single points of engagement and entry for homeless individuals =
and
       families.
    *  Engage the general public in offering assistance to people who =
are
       homeless through volunteer opportunities.
    *  Create a unique opportunity for homeless citizens to access =
services
       in a supportive community-type setting.
    *  Provide the necessary connections for homeless individuals and
       families to get started on the pathway to self-sufficiency.

    Get Involved and Help Make a Difference
    Project Homeless Connect Day is a great opportunity for you and your
    organization to get involved with doing your part in trying to =
reduce
    the County's homeless population.  There are several ways to be a =
part
    of this special event.

    *  Monetary donations are needed for supplies, activities, lunches,
       security, logistics, and other items that will be identified as =
the
       planning progresses.
    *  In-Kind donations of all sorts are needed.  Hygiene supplies, =
phone
       cards, food products, beverages, t-shirts, catering, socks, and =
much
       more is needed.
    *  Volunteers to assist on the day of the event.  Hundreds of =
volunteers
       will be needed to serve lunches, escort people through the =
service
       providers, provide hospitality services and assist with various =
tasks
       throughout the day.

    For more information
    contact Carrie Gatlin at (213) 673-4839 or via email at =
cgatlin@eimago.org


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<DIV class=3Dar><PRE>                       Connecting Downtown =
Communities

                               December 6, 2006
                            10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                   On 6th Street between Wall and San Pedro

    Project Homeless Connect Day: Connecting Downtown Communities is =
part of
    a national initiative designed to bring together service providers,
    agencies and organizations to provide housing, hospitality, =
information,
    health-care and other services for our nation's homeless.  Los =
Angeles
    County, along with Santa Monica, Long Beach, Pasadena, Downtown Los
    Angeles, South Los Angeles and the East San Gabriel Valley, will =
each be
    hosting an event to bring awareness and connecting the homeless to =
much
    needed services.

    The event will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 from 10 a.m.
    to 3 p.m. on 6th Street in downtown and will feature a large-scale
    collaboration of Downtown Los Angeles/Skid Row service provider
    organizations, businesses and residents to provide area homeless and
    working poor access to the assistance they need to become =
self-sufficient
    and to ultimately obtain affordable housing.

    Some of the day's activities will include:

    *  Health related services -- HIV/STD testing, flu shots, =
screenings,
       education
    *  Public information distribution by DPSS, DCFS, DMH, LASD, LAPD
    *  Legal Support and Advocacy
    *  Hygiene Kits, Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
    *  Dental Education
    *  Art Therapy Workshops
    *  In addition to Music &amp; Entertainment, Food Court, Bounce =
House, etc.

    Project Homeless Connect Day will:

    *  Unite government, volunteers, non-profits, businesses, civic =
leaders,
       social service providers, and faith-based organizations, to =
create
       single points of engagement and entry for homeless individuals =
and
       families.
    *  Engage the general public in offering assistance to people who =
are
       homeless through volunteer opportunities.
    *  Create a unique opportunity for homeless citizens to access =
services
       in a supportive community-type setting.
    *  Provide the necessary connections for homeless individuals and
       families to get started on the pathway to self-sufficiency.

    Get Involved and Help Make a Difference
    Project Homeless Connect Day is a great opportunity for you and your
    organization to get involved with doing your part in trying to =
reduce
    the County's homeless population.  There are several ways to be a =
part
    of this special event.

    *  Monetary donations are needed for supplies, activities, lunches,
       security, logistics, and other items that will be identified as =
the
       planning progresses.
    *  In-Kind donations of all sorts are needed.  Hygiene supplies, =
phone
       cards, food products, beverages, t-shirts, catering, socks, and =
much
       more is needed.
    *  Volunteers to assist on the day of the event.  Hundreds of =
volunteers
       will be needed to serve lunches, escort people through the =
service
       providers, provide hospitality services and assist with various =
tasks
       throughout the day.

    For more information
    contact Carrie Gatlin at (213) 673-4839 or via email at <A =
href=3D"mailto:cgatlin@eimago.org">cgatlin@eimago.org</A>
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