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Free resource event for those in need to be held in Fall River Friday

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Photo courtesy of Fall River Homeless Service Providers Coalition

Do you know someone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness and could use a helping hand?

The Fall River Homeless Service Providers Coalition (HSPC) and the Mayor’s Task Force to End Homelessness is hosting its ninth annual Project Homeless Connect event, a one-day, one-stop offering of services designed to provide people who are homeless or are at-risk of homelessness what they need to move toward housing and stability.

Project Homeless Connect will take place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Building G (cafeteria), Fall River. The schedule is 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with a short speaking engagement preceding.

About 50 vendors provide adults and children with housing opportunities, hygiene products, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, SSI benefits, employment counseling and job placement, dental services, health screenings and services, family planning, food stamp applications, breakfast, lunch, and backpacks filled with snacks and other supplies. Free transportation is provided to and from the event as well as to the Registry of Motor Vehicles so that folks can obtain their state identifications.

If you need a ride to the event, you need to be at 1 of 3 predetermined spots: bottom of Lafayette park across from the old St. Marks Church on Mason St, top of Kennedy park across from St. Anne’s Church on South Main St., and in front of the main library on North Main St.

Congressman Joe Kennedy is making an appearance along with State Senator Michael Rodrigues.

For general info, call 508-679-0131.

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