More than 600 homeless living on the streets or in homeless shelters in the greater Omaha area are expected to receive assistance finding services, jobs and housing during Omaha’s fourth annual Project Homeless Connect, March 25 at the Kiewit Fitness Center on Creighton University's campus.
The one-day event, supported by more than a thousand volunteers, provides “one-stop shopping” to connect the homeless with important services, housing and healthcare. Participants, escorted by volunteers, navigated multiple outreach programs, including health care services (medical, dental and eye care) and booths with local service agencies covering employment, housing, education, legal resources and food stamps.
Nonprofit agencies, local businesses, volunteer groups, health care providers, human resources professionals, and other service providers offer immediate assistance, including referrals for other services.
“Hosting this community-wide event fits with Creighton’s commitment to the city of Omaha and our Jesuit mission of service to others. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff are actively engaged in the community and are dedicated to its betterment," said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., president of Creighton University.
Find out more about Project Homeless Connect Omaha at http://homelessconnectomaha.org/