Va. Beach working to connect with the homeless

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 7:21 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH-Virginia Beach reached out Thursday to help individuals and families who are homeless.

Project Homeless Connect offers a wide range of services in one location. From 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church on 19th St., the city, non-profit and faith-based organizations are meeting with those struggling in the city about employment, Social Security assistance, social services and veterans’ services.

While they were at the church, people could get free medical screenings, dental exams and haircuts and hygiene kits.

During this cold snap, there is overnight shelter for single adults experiencing homelessness. Many faith-based groups open their doors to give people a safe place to sleep and a meal from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

People in need can get help through the Winter Shelter Program through the Lighthouse Center at 18th Street. From there, you'll be taken to the shelter.

For more information, please call VOA at (757) 437-4911, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., or during the weekend from 7 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m

The Winter Shelter Program runs until April.

 

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