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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Oct 29

Project Homeless Connect

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 11:10 AM by Janet Lo

2019-10 oji bhu homeless connectOffice of Justice Initiatives
Providing Help to Homeless

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Behavioral Health Unit and Pretrial Services volunteered to serve hundreds of individuals in the community who were homeless at Project Homeless Connect.  Project Homeless Connect is an annual event held at The Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane and hosted by the Community Alliance for the Homeless. This was a collaboration with service providers and volunteers from various agencies in Shelby County who came together to assist with improving the lives of those who are homeless. 

2019-10 oji pret homeless connect.jpgAll in attendance were able to access assistance with medical, dental, social security benefits, housing, legal services and other community resources. “It was rewarding to impact the lives of those in attendance so they could benefit from the resources provided by the community connection." -- Tiffany Hilson, Deputy Administrator of the Behavioral Health Unit.