County project reconnects the area's homeless

Project Homeless Connect, Jackson County's annual, one-stop event for homeless individuals and families and those at risk, takes place Friday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.

Volunteers and more than 40 community organizations will join the Jackson County Community Services Consortium Homeless Task Force for the event, which is designed to provide housing referrals, support services and hospitality in a convenient one-stop format for people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

A free, hot lunch, access to services and helpful items will be provided.

The goal of the project is to connect the community to the issue of homelessness and reconnect the homeless and those at risk to essentials such as medical care, substance abuse and mental health counseling, housing, shelter and other services. Anyone interested in attending this event is invited.

Among the agencies involved are ACCESS, Inc., Easter Seals of Oregon Rogue Valley, United Way, the Social Security Administration, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, Jackson County Health & Human Services, Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior Disability Services, Center for Nonprofit Legal Services, La Clinica, Community Health Center, Disability Advocacy for Social and Independent Living (DASIL) and the Housing Authority of Jackson County.

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate materials or services, contact Ed Angeletti, ACCESS Inc., at 541-774-4330; e-mail; or visit

Checks can be mailed to Jackson County Community Services Consortium, P.O. Box 1087, Medford, OR 97501.

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