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Media Advisory

Contra Costa help for the homeless event seeks volunteers

Monday, April 16

Archived. This is an older press release from 2012 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa Health Services needs volunteers for a one-day event in June that provides hundreds of people with services to help end their homelessness. Project Homeless Connect 8 connects people experiencing homelessness with food, medical and dental care, substance abuse programs, shelters and job assistance, among other things. The success of the annual event largely depends on volunteers, who are needed to help set up, greet and direct people, distribute goods and foods, assist service providers and provide general assistance at the event. Contra Costa Health Services and the City of Concord are sponsoring this years' event.


Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to volunteer. Volunteer registration forms are available online at or by calling 925-313-6124. Volunteers are urged to register as soon as possible. Email forms to or fax them to 925-313-6761. Walk-in volunteers will be accepted the day of the event.


Project Homeless Connect 8 is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Volunteers are needed noon to 5 p.m. June 13 and 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 Volunteers are asked for at least a half-day service. Lunch will be provided.


Project Homeless Connect 8 will be held at the Willow Pass Center, 2748 East Olivera Road, Concord, CA 94519. Each year, Project Homeless Connect is located in a different part of the county.

Find out more about homeless services in Contra Costa at

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  • Oliver Symonds
  • Community & Media Relations Specialist
  • 925-383-8845