first_imgMaggie Winston with the Independent Living Center: “This is an amazing event that is completely community organized, and community sponsored to address individuals within our community currently experiencing homelessness or at risk of.”  The Project Homeless Connect event will take place on January 23, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, from 9am-3pm. Over 100 volunteers will spend the afternoon providing services to those homeless – or near-homeless – population on the Peninsula. The Continuum of Care program on the Kenai offers year round support for the homeless population, and is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Free rides will be offered to the event from various locations across the peninsula, and attendees will leave the event with free coats, boots, hats and food. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Project Homeless Connect will be offering free massages, haircuts, job services, meals, and basic health and veterinary care for those in need on the Kenai Peninsula. Winston: “The amazing thing are the services that are provided. This year we have around 40 vendors providing all different kinds of services.”  The Kenai Peninsula Continuum of Care along with other service providers host the Project Homeless Connect event each year, where people who are homeless or near homeless can find the basic services they need, under one roof, on one day.last_img