Project Helps Homeless to Rebound

A project tailored to putting roofs over heads and lives back on track set up of shop at the Creighton University Kiewit Fitness Center Friday. Project Homeless Connect drew a crowd of hundreds.

Volunteers and agencies brought together resources to help the recently homeless with housing, jobs, education, health care, and more.

Participants were able to visit booths and organizations offering help and Project Homeless Connect has a great success story to share.

Last year, a man named Nick Lenz came in homeless and looking for help. This year, he has a job, a place to live, and was back at the event volunteering.

Nick said, “It's just a testimony that you can turn it around. I'm very blessed to say maybe I am one of those success stories but I take it humbly. I just feel really lucky and blessed.”

Here’s a measure of the day:

  • They served 591 people today
  • OHA had 100 people file applications for housing
  • Heartland Family Services had 100+ families file applications for housing
  • There were 50 applications for food stamps
  • There were 24 applications for Vocational Rehab
  • There were 50 to 60 applications for General Assistance

This is the seventh year for Project Homeless Connect.

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