PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT

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    By Cheri Fisher, Photos by Su Phelps

    Project Homeless Connect was held on November 14th at Cashman Field. The District 46 Lions Club had vision and foot screening. Volunteers from the Lions Club were District Treasurer Judy DePew and Past District Governor Roy Madison. Judy stated that the event has been going on for over 5 years and she has been volunteering for the past 3 years.

    Nursing Students from Nevada State College volunteered their services with the event. Other booths that volunteered their services were: giving flu shots- UMC Medical, Southern Nevada Health District. The Eyecare Center was also giving vision screening, Tobin Hearing was giving a hearing check. The Aids Healthcare Foundation gave HIV testing. Medical checks were provided by First Person Complete Care Medical, NVHC Medical, Touro University Nevada, and Healthplan of Nevada. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile was on hand for children health care needs and lunch. There was also Mobile Emergency Animal Shelter to assist any of the furry friends that needed looked at.

    There was also different Mental and Behavioral Services like A New Generation Life Recovery Center, for those who wanted to talk, or get information. There was also housing support, employment programs, benefits assistance program information, and services for legal aid. Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, True Family Services and When the Fun Stops.org were also on hand to answer any questions that you need help with. This is a great event to show how Las Vegas helps one another.