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Point in Time Survey/Project Homeless Connect Event a Success

posted Jan 27, 2011, 11:27 AM by Web Feat   [ updated May 7, 2011, 3:46 PM ]
On Wednesday, January 26th, Project Homeless Connect once again offered a broad range of services to people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. 

Services included health and dental screening, mental health assistance financial resources, haircuts, legal resources, social security information, housing assistance, and giveaways. There was no cost for the event, and lunch was also provided.

Wednesday was also the day of the National Point-in-Time Count of the homeless. The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development requires a biannual point in time homeless count in order for Continuums of Care, located by county, to be eligible for Federal funding. Counts are performed annually in New Jersey in order to gather the most current data on those experiencing homelessness. 

From left to right, Vinny Bocina, Warren Hospital Behavioral Health, Jim Seng, Warren Hospital EAP Director, Bob Frankenfield, Executive Director of Family Promise/IHN, Helene Meissner, NORWESCAP Food Bank Director, Maureen Speer, Warren Co. Social Services, Nancy Blackwood, Warren County Social Services.

Project Homeless Connect and thePoint in Time Survey were held at the Saint Philip & Saint James Church in Phillipsburg and at the Fire Department in Hackettstown. Representatives from Warren County Family Promise were on hand at both sites to offer support. Project Homeless Connect  is a key strategy of Warren County’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.


             
Above right, Bonnie Zacharias & Gina Fey,Phillipsburg Section 8 Housing Program; above right, Lori Lupo, DYFS 


            
Above left, Carol Bevilacqua and Deb Stefano of St. Philip & St. James Church; above right, Carol Bevilacqua.

Above, Deanna Mangieri, Family Promise-IHN; Helene Meissner of NORWESCAP; 
Maureen Speer and Nancy Blackwood, WC Social Services 





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