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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness

Summer 2008
Project Homeless Convert
Empty Lot to Service Fair


On Thursday, July 10th, a beautiful summer day, Mercer/Trenton Continuum of Care held the first Summer Project Homeless Connect in Mercer County. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event designed to provide information on housing and services in a convenient one-stop model for people experiencing homelessness. A picnic cookout was served with hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fresh corn, salad, fruit and Rita’s Water Ice. Over 500 individuals and families received food, shoes, new clothing, towels, books, haircuts and an array of services. Over 120 volunteers participated in this successful event.


New Volunteers
New Volunteers included United Way’s Young Leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Sun Bank Employees, Salvation Army, Amani House residents, Hun and Ewing High Students. This event garnered the support of United Way’s Young Leaders who asked their businesses and colleagues to participate in a new sneaker and sock drive and to donate products and funds. These Young Leaders embraced the project with enthusiasm and drive with amazing results. Over 20 individuals volunteered for the first time at a PHC event.


Gold Sponsors
Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness, United Way of Greater Mercer County, Johnson & Johnson, Fashion Delivers, And Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare.


Silver Sponsors
The City of Trenton’s Human Services and Health, Mercer County’s Department of Human Services, Mercer County Parks Commission, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services, Rescue Mission of Trenton, VOA - Amani House, and The Snack Factory.


Supporters and Participants
Mercer County Board of Social Services, The City of Trenton’s Human Services and Health, EITC and Mayor’s Office on Employment, The IMPACT Van, Mercer County Veterans Services, Rescue Mission of Trenton, Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare, Social Security Administration, Federal Department of Veterans, Henry J. Austin Health Center, Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services, Catholic Charities Supportive Employment, VOA-Amani House, Anchor House, Escher Street SRO, UPI, Matossian Eye Associates, Womanspace, Salvation Army, Legal Services of NJ, Capital Health Services-MICU, Planned Parenthood, Dunham Hall, HomeFront, Child Care Connection, Rita’s Water Ice, Clippers & Shears, Fantastic Sam’s Haircuttery, Rutgers Food Cooperative, Podiatrist – Dr. Bigilin , Brighter Day Behavioral Center, Trenton Family Preservation House - Community Innovations, ShopRite, Pineland Farm, Notre Dame School, Princeton Monthly Meeting, Mercer Street Friend Food Bank, Sun Bank, PNC Bank, Commerce Bank, Bonner Foundation and other wonderful Volunteers.


Volunteer Opportunities
Project Homeless Connect, conducted twice a year, is a critical outreach service to people experiencing homelessness. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to Project Homeless Connect, please contact Tarry Truitt at 609-844-1008 or ttruitt@merceralliance.org


The next Project Homeless Connects are on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 or
Thursday, July 9, 2009.


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