March 9 Project Connect offers day of free services for those in need

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The 2016 Project Connect will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday March 9 at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey.

Project Connect is a day of service for those in need right here in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.

If you or someone you know is struggling with financial problems, housing issues, employment challenges or health concerns please join us for a day of free services!

This event will connect individuals with a range of health and human services provided by over 60 local non-profit agencies and other business.
Free services include:

• Kids & Parenting

• Health screenings & vaccinations

• Housing including utility support

• Finance – credit counseling

• Food Assistance

A hot snack will be prepared and served with the help of students from Boyne City and Petoskey High School Culinary Arts programs.

Guests can receive gifts of clothing, household and personal care items.

If you wish to register for assistance at the event it is recommended that you bring picture ID, social security number, Medicaid or private insurance information and/or proof of income.

Free transportation is available to and from the event, call your local transportation agency to schedule a ride.

For more details regarding services provided at the event please go to

Volunteers are also needed to help with Project Connect.

You can register to help and find more information on United Way’s Volunteer Connections, go to and click on the Volunteers link.

Project Connect is a project of the Charlevoix-Emmet Human Services Coordinating Body.