Project Connect – a one-day service and information fair for those experiencing poverty in our community.

The Downtown Service Providers are hosting Project Connect 2020, at Kirk Hall, 680 Courtney Street, from 12 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, January 21. Project Connect is a one-day service and information fair for those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

In consultation with people with lived experience of homelessness, it was determined that this year’s Project Connect will take place after all the festivities, and giving, of the holiday season have wound down. January can be a particularly long month for people in our community experiencing homelessness and poverty.

The Salvation Army Community Response Unit will be outside midday serving hot dogs and the United Way Greater Victoria’s Labour Committee and their members will be serving a spaghetti dinner at 5 pm. A wide range of free services will be available throughout the day, including care packs, medical attention, haircuts, chair massages and more!

United Way Greater Victoria is a proud funder of Project Connect 2020. The first Project Connect took place in Victoria in 2008 based on an initiative developed by the United Way in the United States.

UNITED WAY BACKGROUNDER

United Way ‘unites’ the generosity of people – business, labour, government and individual donors – with the skills, knowledge and expertise in the community to help ensure those in need reach their full potential. This collaborative approach is building a stronger, more resilient community to serve current and future generations.

As one of the region’s largest annual funders of local social service programs, we assist charitable organizations by identifying and funding programs to address immediate needs and underlying causes of our community’s most #UNIGNORABLE social challenges.

United Way is a year round fundraiser and community builder, and provides multi-year funding to create a strong and stable network of local services. For more than 80 years we have served the community and raised over $170 Million. Our work, as a community leader, is as relevant today as it ever was.  And with the ongoing support of our donors, we will continue to positively changes lives.