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January 23
Project Homeless Connect to Be Held Friday

Wake County will participate in Project Homeless Connect Raleigh on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the South Wilmington Street Center, 1420 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh.

This event is part of the national Project Homeless Connect, a one-day, one-stop event focused on providing homeless men, women and children with much-needed services.

Project Homeless Connect Raleigh will have more than 40 services available from a variety of Wake County-based programs and agencies to help those experiencing homelessness. Services offered include housing, haircuts, food assistance, personal care products, employment assistance, mental health and substance abuse assistance, and dental screenings.
 
Each night across the Triangle approximately 2,000 persons are homeless, including more than 500 homeless children and approximately 450 veterans.
 
The event is sponsored by Wake County Government, the City of Raleigh, the Town of Cary and the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness.

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