South Central Minnesota Project Community Connect will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Verizon Wireless Center.
The sixth-annual event is a free, one-stop resource event that helps low-income households access education, employment, food, health, legal, recreational and transportation services.
Last year, more than 600 attendees from the nine-county region utilized services from dozens of regional providers. Haircuts, household items, dental and medical screenings and government ID vouchers are some of the free services offered. Free childcare and interpreters available.
“Project Community Connect is made possible by the generosity of service providers, volunteers, businesses and leaders who want to see their communities thrive,” said United Way CEO Barb Kaus. “This is an important event for reducing poverty and increasing the well-being of individuals and families in our region.”
Sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mankato Clinic Foundation, Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato and Greater Mankato Area United Way.
Project Community Connect is organized by the Blue Earth County Homeless Response Team, with leadership by Blue Earth County Employment Services, Greater Mankato Area United Way, Minnesota Valley Action Council, Partners for Affordable Housing and SMILES Center for Independent Living.
March 18, 2016