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Supervisor Romo West to Make Opening Remarks at 3rd Annual Project Homeless Connect Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo West, District 12, Chair of the Milwaukee County Health and Human Needs Committee, will give opening remarks at the 3rd Annual Project Homeless Connect.

By - Oct 18th, 2012 12:00 pm

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo West, District 12, Chair of the Milwaukee County Health and Human Needs Committee, will give opening remarks at the 3rd Annual Project Homeless Connect at Marquette Alumni Memorial Union on Thursday, October 18, 2012. The event begins at 10 a.m.

Project Homeless Connect is a unique initiative of the 10-year plan to end homelessness. It is a one-day, one-stop-shop event which aims to bring necessary services and resources to people who are homeless. There will be a resource fair, services such as health screenings and haircuts, a job fair and lunch for guests.

“This is my third year volunteering for Project Homeless Connect,” said Supervisor Romo West. “There is no better way for me, as an elected decision-maker, to see the needs of the people I serve.”

Supervisor Romo West explained that volunteering at the event allows her to spend the day in someone else’s shoes, hearing their issues first-hand and working to connect them with resources.

The event features a one-on-one model in which a volunteer accompanies a guest throughout the event to ensure they receive everything they need. Each volunteer is vital to the success of the event by helping to match his or her guest with needed assistance.

“The experience is eye-opening each year and gives me insight into what needs to be done to help end homelessness in Milwaukee County,” Supervisor Romo West added.

For more information on Project Homeless Connect Milwaukee County or to volunteer, please contact Kari Lerch at klerch@communityadvocates.net.

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