By Staff Reports
(Barstow)– Homeless and low-income individuals and families can access a variety of supportive services and information during the Project Connect outreach event in Barstow on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, hosted by the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership and collaborative partners.
The event will provide free medical screenings, legal services, housing support services, child care information and services, veteran services and more. Additional information regarding other county services and resources will be available.
“Project Connect is a valuable resource for Barstow residents because it’s difficult for the homeless population to access services in the outlying areas of our County,” said Supervisor Dawn Rowe, whose Third District includes Barstow. “This event brings those services directly to rural residents where they can have the greatest impact.”
“The homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless often lack transportation and access to mainstream services,” said County Office of Homeless Services Chief Tom Hernandez. “This is what makes the Project Connect event, and other events that bring together providers and those seeking services to one location, so vital to these individuals and the community.”
Project Connect will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barstow Church of God in Christ, located at 1375 Sage Dr. in Barstow.
Project Connect outreach events are held periodically throughout San Bernardino County to provide a centralized service delivery location where non-profit medical and social services providers can collaborate to best serve those in need.
For additional information on this or subsequent Project Connect outreach events, contact Deanna Luttrell at (909) 386-8225 or 7-1-1 for TTY users.
The San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (SBCHP) works to develop countywide public and private partnerships and to coordinate services and resources to end homelessness in San Bernardino County. SBCHP is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by working to create a sustainable system of community health, public safety, and housing. Information on the Countywide Vision, the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership and the Community Development and Housing Agency can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.