MISSOULA – Zootown Church in Missoula hosted its 13th annual Project Community Connect event on Friday.
Organizers expected 350 people to get access to resources at the event hosted by the Missoula At-Risk Housing Coalition.
Over 100 volunteers came together to give free haircuts, medical and dental care, and offer housing and employment information to people experiencing homelessness.
Legal aid, clothing, and pet care booths were also set up at the one-day event.
The project is designed to help those in need find access to different resources, in one place, at one time.
Union Gospel Mission of Missoula outreach director April Seat says the event happens in conjunction with the Point in Time Survey, which measures homeless populations in the state.
”That’s an important part of it. And really that we can service them with what they need. Just like I said, a lot of the clients that we serve, the homeless, and those who just need help basic needs or job services or things like that, it’s important that they can get here and get that taken care of.”
Seventy-five booths were set up offering information and ways for people to get help.