Help for the homeless and disadvantaged in Lincoln City arrives Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church, Highway 101 at S.W. 13th.
More than 40 stations – with escorts – will be on hand to help our homeless neighbors visit with federal, state, local, and private agencies concerning medical and prescription assistance, driver licenses and other identification, health and housing, children and pets and much more.
Free haircuts and limited dental care will be offered, and bus service is free on the day of the event.
There continues to be a big need for more volunteers to guide the homeless through various stations that offer services from producing legal ID’s, to free dental care, job searches, food and nutrition, social security, birth certificates, Oregon Health Plan, food stamps, veterinary care for pets (including free rabies shots), and more. Volunteers will help the homeless stock up on free toiletries and hygiene products as well as enjoy a free meal, along with sleeping bags and tents.
County Commissioner Bill Hall sees the public offering as “Project Homeless Connect is about connecting people with services that will make an immediate difference in their lives.”
The long-time homeless advocate continues, “But it’s also about connecting them to the community in a larger sense, letting them know there are people who care about them, and want to extend a helping hand.”
Friends and supporters of the project include the Siletz Charitable Contribution Fund, which provides generous grants each year. A more complete recognition of all contributors will be publicized at a later time.
For additional information, call 541-265-9883.