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Second annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 26


Thu, May 11th 2017 11:15 am
Event provides wide range of services to individuals throughout Niagara County
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
Last year's event saw approximately 265 attendees, each of whom was able to connect with more than 40 organizations that were represented. Those attending were able to access free services and resources, including housing, employment, government benefits, veterans benefits and legal services. Also on hand was Mount St. Mary's Hospital, offering several free medical services. Transportation was provided from local communities to the event.
"We are very excited to launch the second year of Project Connect Niagara," said Adam Bartoszek, committee chairperson. "When we had the idea to bring this event into Niagara County, we weren't sure how it would be received. We had a tremendous response to last year's event. It was gratifying to hear the stories of those receiving services, and the service providers, as well, of how much they got out of the day. We are looking for an even larger turnout this year."
The event is presented by the Niagara County Coalition of Services to the Homeless, in conjunction with the annual Niagara County Poverty Conference. With a goal of making a positive impact on the community, the project aims to form a partnership between community volunteers, city government, nonprofits and the private sector to provide this "one-stop shop" of health and human services for those in need throughout Niagara County.
Agencies interested in participating in Project Connect Niagara should visit www.niagara.edu/projectconnect and complete the form, as space is limited. For additional information about the event, call 716-205-0287 or email [email protected]

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