Supplies, Volunteers Needed For Casper’s ‘Project Homeless Connect’
Helping our homeless is the goal of the 3rd Annual "Project Homeless Connect Natrona County" (PHCNC) event set to take place Friday, January 25th at King's Corner on Beech Street. The event is the project of Casper Housing Authority CARES, and is a "one-stop" shop for those who are homeless or close to homeless in our community.
"We want to make sure that population gets connected to the different resources, and Casper is just so spread out," said Lori Burns with Casper Housing Authority. "You have resources son the East side, on the West side, North and South, it can be really hard for them to connect with those providers. So be bringing it once a year into one location it gives them a chance to connect with all of our valuable resources in town in one spot."
Members of the homeless or nearly homeless community are invited to drop by and receive services from multiple community agencies and businesses. The event is free, and will provide hot meals, healthcare, pet care, legal advice, haircuts, employment services, coats, hats, housing assistance, veteran aid, and more.
PHCNC is also currently looking for volunteers to help with the event, as well as different items that will be given away to those that attend including:
- Adult size warm socks
- Deodorant (sticks)
- Bars of soap (regular size)
- Wash cloths
- Small flashlights
- Sanitary Pads (7-10)
- Disposable Razors
- Sleeping Bags
- Back Packs
- Warm hats, gloves and scarves
You can drop off items at the Casper Housing Authority at 145 North Durbin, or at Townsquare Media, 150 North Nichols.
Project Homeless Connect Natrona County:
- Friday, January 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- King's Corner, 112 N. Beech Street, Casper
- For more information, you can contact Casper Housing Authority (307) 266-1388
Casper Housing Authority CARES is a local non-profit organization that supports the programs of the Casper Housing Authority including Kids Kampus childcare center for ages birth -12, the Landing Veterans project, the Life Steps Campus Kitchen program, and the annual Father’s Day event at Washington Park.