Orange County Project Connect Returns to Hargraves Center

CHAPEL HILL, NC (October 11, 2016) – The 10th Project Connect will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill in Orange County. The Hargraves Community Center is located at 216 North Roberson Street, Chapel Hill.

Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop center to connect people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.  A broad range of services including housing, employment, physical and mental health care, veterans’ and social service benefits, legal services, and more will be offered.   

Volunteer time-slots are available the evening on Wednesday October 26 and on Thursday October 27, 2016.  Community members are encouraged to sign up online to volunteer at  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4da8aa28abfd0-project .

“Project Connect provides a wide range of assistance in one location, and with a tremendous outpouring of respect and hospitality,” said Corey Root, Orange County Homeless Programs Coordinator. “The event enables service agencies to efficiently reach many people in a single day and it educates the community about the issues of homelessness.”

For more information, please visit or directly contact Corey Root, Orange County Homeless Programs Coordinator, at 919-245-2496 or croot@orangecountync.gov.

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Hargraves Community Center, Chapel Hill, NC (216 N. Roberson Street)

Media representatives are welcome to join us at this event. Event coordinators, volunteers, guests, and service providers will be available to give interviews as well as be photographed or videotaped.