MHS Participates in Indy Homeless Connect
MHS is helping in the fight to end homelessness in Indianapolis and surrounding communities by participating in Indy Homeless Connect 2012.
The 7th Annual Indy Homeless Connect will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Hall I. Presented by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis (CHIP) and the City of Indianapolis, the event will be co-chaired by Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard, First Lady Winnie Ballard and Anne Ryder, award-winning anchor and TV reporter, columnist and speaker.
This one-day event provides neighbors experiencing homelessness, including children, with an array of services including housing assistance, employment resources, medical and dental care, legal aid, mental health care, veterans assistance and much more. In addition, there are extra services available like haircuts, massages, free phone calls, email access, free books, lunch and a care kit.
MHS employees will volunteer for Indy Homeless Connect in an area of their choice, including greeters, hosts, guides, childcare assistants, information contacts and security.
According to CHIP, at last year’s Indy Homeless Connect, 1,035 men, women and children made connections with services that led to improved health, self-sufficiency and the opportunity to create a home for themselves and their families. CHIP serves as the lead entity for mobilizing the community to work together to end homelessness.