Second Annual Project Connect Niagara To Serve Community
In its second year, Project Connect Niagara is looking to make a larger impact upon the Niagara community by bringing together organizations, agencies and services in a one-day, one-stop event. This year’s event will take place Wednesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heart, Love and Soul food pantry and dining room, located at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14305.
More than 45 organizations will gather to offer information, referrals and assistance to anyone who may be in need of help. Some of the resources available will include housing, employment, government benefits, Veterans’ benefits, legal services, public benefits screenings, financial services and family services.
Also onsite will be healthcare providers offering physical exams, testing, vaccinations, dental care referrals, mental health screening and counseling, along with support and spiritual care.
“More than a quarter of Niagara Falls residents live in poverty,” remarked Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University’s executive vice president, at a press conference regarding the event Tuesday. “This is unacceptable, and programs like Project Connect Niagara help us to have meaningful conversations and offer critical resources to address this issue.”