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Project Homeless Connect logistics finalized

More than 1,000 DU students, faculty, staff and community members will work one-on-one with homeless individuals at Project Homeless Connect 7 (PHC 7), a one-day event at DU’s Ritchie Center on April 24 from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

PHC 7, a partnership between DU, Denver and the Mile High United Way, serves as a one-stop shop for homeless individuals and families to get services including basic medical care, food stamp benefits, veterans services, resumé assistance, legal advice, haircuts and basic hygiene products. More than 60 Denver service organizations from will be present. Information will be available about shelter openings and job opportunities.

Volunteer check-in will begin at 7 a.m. on the north side of the Ritchie Center. All volunteers will need to check in, including those who have received training. Volunteers who missed training will need to check in at 7 a.m. to receive training materials, instructions for the day and their T-shirt.

Individuals who have volunteered for the “on-call” client support services shift should call 303-561-2249 to receive a recorded message indicating if and when they need to arrive at the Ritchie Center.

Resource and service providers should check in at the “Agency Check” table on the north side of the Ritchie Center near the volunteer area.

Parking for off-campus volunteers will be available in Lot P and the Newman Center garage at the corner of University Boulevard and Wesley Avenue.

A special pep rally for volunteers and service providers will be held on the north steps of the Ritchie Center from 7:45–8 a.m. Speakers will include Chancellor Robert Coombe, Jamie Van Leeuwen, executive director of Denver’s Road Home, and Robert Thompson from Mile High United Way.

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