Project Connect Helps Those In Need
by Laura Monteverdi, Reporter
April 25, 2013 6:44 PM
Hundreds of people in need across Sioux Falls now have a better idea of the help available to them thanks to an event called Project Connect.
The event, sponsored by the Sioux Empire Homeless Coalition, took place at the Salvation Army on Thursday, where over fifty booths were set up offering different services.
Some of the booths included information on getting your GED, housing assistance, medical screenings and even free haircuts.All of the services were aimed to help the homeless and jobless in Sioux Falls get back on their feet.
“People that are in need know that they are in need, but they often do not know where to go or where to start and this is a good starting space,” said Melanie Bliss, coordinator for the Sioux Empire Homeless Coalition.
Members of the Sioux Empire Homeless Coalition acted as guides to help people navigate through the booths to find the service that would benefit them the most.