Tag Archives: Project Homeless Connect

Sitka’s homeless get help

Project-Homeless-Connect-Jan-26-16-Pic-2Dozens of Sitkans showed up to the Salvation Army on Tuesday (01-26-16) to get help applying for their Permanent Fund Dividends, blood pressure checks and warm clothes. The fair was part of the nationwide event called Project Homeless Connect that brings services to those in need.

Event extends a hand to struggling Sitkans

Volunteers help a visitor select items from among the donations at Project Homeless Connect. The Wednesday event served 45 people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)Project Homeless Connect creates a one-stop-shop for people who are, or who are at risk of, experiencing homelessness in Sitka.

Planning summit to launch Homeless Connect encore

boots_smOrganizers of a major effort to aid the homeless in Sitka last winter are hoping to repeat their success this coming January. The nonprofit Easter Group spearheaded a multi-agency collaboration to provide basic services for Sitka’s homeless called “Project Homeless Connect.” Over forty-five individuals attended the event in Harrigan Centennial Hall – an unexpectedly high turnout that caught the attention of municipal government and the public alike.