Project Community Connect

There were 85 groups providing resources and advice for people living in poverty throughout Carver and Scott counties at Project Community Connect on Sept. 13 at the Canterbury Park Expo Center, which donates the space for the event. There were also 34 employers on site accepting job applications, medical and legal resources, free car seat fittings from the Shakopee Fire Department and more.

The annual Project Community Connect (PCC) event is scheduled for September 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Canterbury Park Expo Center. More than 80 local service providers will be in attendance to serve families and individuals of Scott and Carver counties in need and allow them access to valuable resources.

While homelessness may not be as visible in Scott and Carver counties compared to urban areas, the CAP Agency (a host of the event) has reported receiving more than 2,000 requests for housing assistance each year.

The PCC event provides direct services to residents of the two counties who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These services include: free healthcare services, employment assistance education, legal assistance, veteran services, housing information, haircuts, assistance obtaining birth certificates, driver licenses and identification cards.

Local agencies will offer resources and information on their services, including: providing food support, energy assistance, educational opportunities, social services, mental health and chemical dependency services. Transportation to the event and childcare at the event will be provided.

For more information on this year’s PCC event, volunteering, or to donate, go to scottcarverpcc.org.

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