Alcona Health Centers Helping Combat Homelessness, Hunger in Alcona County

To commemorate National Health Center Week 2009, Alcona Health Center, a Community Health Center located in Northeast Michigan, is co-organizing Alcona County’s third Project Connect with the Northeast Michigan Coalition for the Prevention of Homelessness and Hunger on August 11 at the Mikado Civic Center in Lincoln, Michigan (2291 North Barlow Road).

Local residents in need will be treated to a “day of hospitality” including free services, goods, and lunch. Over 30 agencies will provide hearing testing, housing assistance, blood pressure screenings, massage therapy, hair cuts, benefits application assistance, dental services, clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and more.

Project Connect is a national project coordinated through the local homeless coalitions and supported by the Michigan Supportive Housing Development Authority to provide a “one-day consumer-focused one-stop” resource for homeless individuals. Project Connect events vary in size and scope across the country, but share a common goal—to bring together businesses and organizations to reduce the barriers of homeless individuals receiving the goods and services they need.

To learn more about other National Health Center Week events taking place this week across Michigan and the country, go to www.healthcenterweek.org.

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