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Project Connect - March 25, 2017

​The 17th semi-annual Project Connect will be held on Saturday March 25, to help those in need in our community. Project Connect is an event that connects people in need of critical services who are experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless.  Those experiencing homelessness, struggling with poverty or just needing to get connected to services will be welcomed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fitz Sick Memorial Centre, 420-11 Street South. 

Thanks to our generous community, participants will receive a hot lunch, a bagged lunch to take away with them, and other products to help them with basic needs. More importantly, there will be dozens of community agencies on hand to connect people to the services and resources available to them to be successful in Lethbridge. 

Do you want to help?  You CAN!  We are still looking for donations of towels, toiletries and personal items including:

  • combs
  • brushes
  • razors
  • deodorant
  • gently worn footwear (work boots & runners)  

Check our wish list is a for a full list of valuable items. Donations can be delivered to the following locations:

  • Save-On Foods North or West, & McMan Youth, Family & Community Services until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23
  • City Hall-3rd Floor until Noon Friday, March 24 

For more information, visit: 

Media Contacts:
Dr. Gary Bowie, Chair of Social Housing in Action, 403-327-4702
Shauna Cox, Housing First Specialist, City of Lethbridge, 403-320-3843
Ashlynne Van Buuren, Co-chair Project Connect Planning Committee, 403-328-2488 ext.225
David Gabert, Co-chair Project Connect Planning Committee, 587-425-0421


Additional Background: 

Project Connect is a free one-day event contributing to a larger movement in Lethbridge and across the province to help end homelessness. It involves the coordinated efforts of the community, service providers, government agencies and volunteers. It is designed to provide a one-stop opportunity to connect people to the services they require to improve their life situation.

Some of the resources that will be available at Project Connect include: housing referral and support, victim/crisis and counseling, youth, seniors, immigration, legal, income tax support, identification, addictions, income support, clothing, vocational and employment, health care and other necessities in a convenient one-stop location.