Donate
2017 Apr 21 By admin 0 comment

1500 guests attended 40 agencies provided 50 services 2000 meals were served Over 200 volunteers helped ETS Provided free transportation Priority Printing is donating the costs of printing the posters and other materials The event was promoted through posters at key locations and business card size notices were distributed by agencies, outreach workers, EPS and volunteers to homeless people Shaw Conference Centre provided the venue at no cost, and received commitments from multiple suppliers to donate food, beverages and services Laundry facilities were provided by Coinamatic, who set up a laundry in the loading bay at the Shaw ETS provided…

Volunteer
2017 Apr 21 By admin 0 comment

Volunteer Shifts If you are assigned a morning shift or all-day shift, please arrive at the Shaw Conference Centre at 8:30 AM. Otherwise, please arrive at 11:30 AM for the afternoon shift. The event will close at 3pm. Please keep in mind that we receive the highest traffic during the morning and just after lunchtime, so we’d like as many volunteers available to cover these areas as possible. If you are interested in volunteering for the next Homeless Connect, download our Volunteer Registration form. Volunteer Orientation We will hold a volunteer orientation prior to the event. We will send you…

Objectives
2017 Apr 21 By admin 0 comment

The objectives of Homeless Connect Edmonton are to: Provide and increase access to free appropriate services to homeless individuals and those at risk of becoming homeless, on one day and at one location. Act as part of the movement to end homelessness for good in Edmonton and the initiative is part of the overall strategy to end homelessness, as detailed in Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, “A Place to Call Home.” Engage and increase the collaborative involvement of homeless consumers, businesses, not for profits and other service providers, and individual volunteers to work together to create solutions to…

What is Homeless Connect?
2017 Apr 21 By admin 0 comment

Homeless Connect Edmonton is a broad-based community-inspired initiative, providing free appropriate services to homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless, on one day and at one location. Its mission is to provide services that help open doors out of homelessness, build lasting partnerships , raise public awareness of homelessness in the community, and provide a vehicle for community involvement in addressing the issue of homelessness. Services include mental health assessments, library services, foot care, haircuts, immunizations, birth control, pre-natal support, laundry, housing information, employment and training services and much more.