Businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are teaming up to host a “one-stop shop” for Spokane’s poor and homeless people.
The sixth annual Homeless Connect event includes free meals, clothing and food banks, medical and dental screenings, veteran and family services, housing and disability assistance, and veterinary care for pets.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Salvation Army, 223 E. Nora Ave. Organizers include CHAS Health, Catholic Charities and United Health Care.
Officials from Spokane’s community court will be there to quash some non-felony warrants, schedule court dates and address pending charges that prevent people from getting jobs or housing.
Those planning to apply for housing assistance or other services should bring an ID or Social Security card to the event. Department of Licensing staff will be there to help people without needed documentation.
Event organizers are accepting cash and item donations. They especially want cold weather gear such as coats, boots, hats, gloves and blankets. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the Catholic Charities annex building at 19 W. Pacific Ave.
Donors also can request item pick-ups by emailing SpokaneHomelessConnect@googlegroups.com.
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