NORFOLK – More than 400 homeless adults received services from more than 500 volunteers and local agencies at the City of Norfolk’s 15th Homeless Connect at Scope Exhibit Hall on Wednesday.
Everyone left the event with a backpack containing basic hygiene items and under garments. Blankets for the Homeless of Virginia Beach handed out hundreds of donated blankets.
Park Place Dental provided 97 people with dental care, including pulling 47 teeth.
Norfolk Lions Club provided 190 vision screenings and 79 people received eyeglasses.
275 people received employment or education referrals and Legal Aid of Eastern Virginia provided 39 people legal services and/or health benefits through the Affordable Care Act.
61 veterans received immediate services through various vet programs.
The City’s Office to End Homelessness connected 71 people to the street outreach initiative and 87 people received information on shelter and housing options.