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October 1, 2012 · by · in Uncategorized ·Edit
Nashville’s fifth Project Homeless Connect was held on February 13, 2013, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission would like to thank the many service providers and volunteers who step up to the plate every year and make Project Homeless Connect what it is.  Thanks to our dedicated supporters, Project Homeless Connect served 875 individuals and families who struggle with homelessness or are near-homeless.

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, our featured sponsor, has been supporting Project Homeless Connect for years with Platinum sponsorships and volunteers.

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that provides people experiencing homelessness with access to a broad range of services including medical check-ups, vision screenings, foot care, legal assistance, employment help, pet care, food, foot care, toiletries, hair cuts, and more.The event also helps participants contact long-lost family members, obtain identification and fill out applications for housing opportunities.

Project Homeless Connect began in San Francisco in 2004 and meanwhile has been adopted by over 200 communities in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Nashville organized its first Project Homeless Connect in 2008. Since inception, Project Homeless Connect has served approximately 6,000 individuals and families during five events.

For event coverage, visit the following pages:

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We also would like to thank Mary Hance, known to many as “Ms. Cheap,” for her thorough coverage of Project Homeless Connect in the Tennessean.

To review the event, please watch the following video curtesy of Russ Anthony 411: http://vimeo.com/59714536

We would like to thank the Platinum Sponsors of Project Homeless Connect Nashville 2013:

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If you would like to support future Project Homeless Connect events, you can make out a check to PHC Nashville and mail it to the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, 800 2nd Avenue North, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37201.

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2 comments

  1. It warms my heart to see that so many people showed up to help the cause. I bet parking was insane! Sad I missed the event, will keep up with so I can definitely attend the next one.

  2. Now with a big convention center, perhaps we can have the event more centrally located, to benefit as many people as possible.

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