Friday, November 19, 2010

Volunteers needed Dec. 8 to get homeless off the street

Project Homeless Connect removes barriers to housing November 19, 2010 Volunteers are needed for Project Homeless Connect, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue. The one-day, one-stop event can provide those who are without housing with some essentials needed to get a place to live. “If a person does not have a valid I.D. or is lacking a birth certificate, there is not chance for housing,” said Judith Tackett, communications coordinator for The Key Alliance. “At Project Homeless Connect, we get the process started to replace these essential documents. We also provide other services such as job information, housing assistance, medical check-ups, legal services, hair cuts, foot care, eye screening, and much more.” About 1,500 people and families were assisted with more than 9,500 services last year, she said. The Key Alliance partners with the Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation and 70 service providers. Nashvillians and other can help by volunteering or donating. There’s more information at -ANNE PAINE

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