City helps homeless community get connected - - Jackson, MS

City helps homeless community get connected

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The City of Jackson is hosting its sixth annual "Project Homeless Connect Week." Tuesday's festivities took place in downtown Jackson.

More than thirty vendors representing the medical, social service, and job placement communities set up for the "Homeless Service Fair" in Smith Park. During the fair people were able to apply for identification like birth certificates and social security cards.

"A lot of people have not had identification or lost birth certificates, things like that. We've been able to get those things for them we've been able to get people off the streets and into shelters and even into transitional housing and permanent housing," said Cathy Funches, the Homeless Coordinator for the City of Jackson.

The week of events also include a concert at Poindexter Park on Wednesday, September 19th at 2:00 P.M.  Also, a homeless conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 20th at Galloway United Methodist Church.

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