The original item was published from October 24, 2019 11:03 AM to October 29, 2019 11:10 AM
Office of Justice Initiatives
Providing Help to Homeless
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Behavioral Health Unit and Pre-Trial 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.
All 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.