30 Agencies Come Together for Hope Street’s First Ever Homeless Connect Day!
10.19.2016 ~ On Friday, October 21, 2016 St. Francis Center will host the first ever Homeless Connect Day on Hope Street in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement and the SPA 6 Coalition.
This free event, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., will bring together over 30 Los Angeles agencies including the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, UCLA Stein Mobile Eye Clinic, and many more to provide homeless individuals and families with access to resources including housing, shelter, legal services, medical, case management, and even pet services.
SFC will also be providing a free brunch on site from 8:30-10 a.m. which will include coffee, pancakes, eggs, and bacon.
“This is the fourth year St. Francis Center has served warm nutritious meals and lunches to over 100,000 guests annually, which is almost double the amount of guests we were serving just five years ago. With over 30 partner agencies participating in our first-annual Homeless Connect Day, our goal is to provide a one-stop shop for our homeless guests to be able to get access to a variety of community resources all in one spot.”
~Jose Ramirez, St. Francis Center’s executive director.