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:
This is the seventh year for Project Homeless Connect.