Homeless in Newport

Years later, the needs are still there

Lincoln County Public Health is proud to participate alongside other community agencies in Project Homeless Connect, Lincoln County’s annual homeless outreach event, that took place on Friday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Church of the Nazarene.

The event offers immediate goods and services to those experiencing homelessness and families in need, such as energy and housing assistance, pet and dental care, eyeglasses, insurance enrollment and a warm meal.

Approximately 160 individuals participated in Project Homeless Connect in 2017, a figure that serves as a reminder of the importance of this event and the need that exists on the coast.

Lola Jones, director of Samaritan House and lead coordinator of the event, described the positive impact it has on the community. “Project Homeless Connect, now in its 11th year in Lincoln County, provides access to critical services and resources in an efficient and effective setting. The partnerships are what make this event successful; we are engaging people and organizations at every level,” she said.


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