For Immediate Release:

January 14, 2013

 

County prepares
for Project Homeless Connect 2013
Jan. 30 event to provide services
to area homeless at three locations

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – On Wednesday, Jan. 30, a team of volunteers and county staff will be in Asbury Park, Freehold and Red Bank meeting with people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and encouraging them to seek county services and resources. 

 

Citizens without a permanent residence or who are at risk of being homeless are encouraged to participate in Monmouth County’s 2013 Project Homeless Connect event by visiting one of these locations on Wednesday, Jan. 30:

  • Asbury Park–Jersey Shore Rescue Mission,701 Memorial Dr., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Freehold – New Beginnings Agape Christian Center,133 Throckmorton St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Red Bank –Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those who participate will be asked to provide information and will be offered food, clothing and various services, including free health screenings and employment services.

 

The annual countywide event is designed to gather information about individuals who are experiencing homelessness, and offers information and services available through the county’s Department of Human Services, Health Department and not-for-profit organizations. 

 

This event coincides with the annual Point in Time Survey, a nationwide effort driven by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to get an accurate snapshot of the homeless in America. Project Homeless Connect fulfills the HUD requirement that the county complete such a count every two years.

 

For more information about Project Homeless Connect, contact the Monmouth County Department of Human Services at 732-683-2102.

 

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