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The City helping the homeless at Westconn Friday

Starting at 9 A.M. tomorrow Greater Danbury Continuum of Care in conjunction with the City of Danbury's Housing Partnership will host its Seventh Project Homeless Connect. The event will be held at Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT in the Bill Williams Gymnasium on Osborne Street. Free parking is provided in the adjacent parking garage.

Who will be there
The event is a one-stop housing and service fair that brings together more than 60 area agencies to provide immediate assistance to individuals who are homeless or in need of housing and social service assistance. Project Homeless Connect is intended to show how local communities can expedite outcomes, lower barriers, remove obstacles, and increase results for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Both public and private sector resources will work side-by-side with a focus on problem-solving and results.

Is there a problem in Danbury
In the Greater Danbury area, over the course of 2012, the number of homeless individuals and families has increased along with those at risk of becoming homeless. Last year community citizens, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and corporations partnered together and provided much needed services to over 150 individuals and families. Given the state of the economy, and high rate of unemployment, a rising number of people are in need of simple basic needs and services and this year we anticipate participation by a minimum of 200 plus people.

Please plan to attend between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. this much needed public event. Opening ceremonies are at 11:00 A.M. with breakfast and lunch provided free by Walsh Catering, a Project Homeless Connect Sponsor since 2008. You do not need to be homeless to attend! Many people still need essential and critical guidance, referrals and general information to assist themselves and their family.

For additional information contact Sue Zaborowski in the City of Danbury's Health department at 203-796-1504 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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