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Billings Community Connect Food and Paper Drive

A food and paper drive is currently taking place that will benefit Billings Community Connect! This drive will be taking place until January 30th and is being put on by the Billings Metro VISTA Project. Please help us out by donating snacks, paper products, and toiletries that are easily taken on-the-go. See the flyer for drop off locations.

2014 BCC Food Drive Flyer

Homeless Kids’ Letters To Santa Remind Us Not Everyone Will Have A Happy Holiday (How To Help)

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Not every child will wake up on Dec. 25 to a mound of presents under the Christmas tree. Some won’t even wake up with a permanent roof over their head.

Youth homelessness in the U.S. has reached unprecedented levels. According to a report released last month by the National Center on Family Homelessness, nearly 2.5 million American children were without stable shelter at some point in 2013 — an all-time high.

“While losing one’s home is difficult for anyone, it is devastating for a child,” the Coalition For The Homeless claims, noting kids must cope with losing friends, prized possessions and the comforts of familiar surroundings when they become homeless.

The New York City-based organization, which provides various services for those experiencing homelessness, received letters from children living in local family shelters. And from looking at the children’s wish lists, they’re hoping to celebrate the holidays the same way their peers do.

The Coalition for the Homeless’ 2014 Holiday Toy Drive provides gifts for homeless kids in NYC. You can purchase a toy for a child in needhere.

See below to read some of the letters to Santa collected by the coalition:

Click Here To Read Letters to Santa

Billings Community Connect Brochure

Billings Community Connect will be taking place on February 3rd, at the Albedo Shrine from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event serves as a one stop shop for those needing access to services in the community such as medical services, job connections and other services in the community. Below you will find the link to the brochure.

BCC brochure 2015

Billings Community Connect Quarter Sheet

Billings Community Connect will be taking place on February 3rd, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Albedo Shrine. This is a one stop shop for anyone in the community who needs housing resources, job opportunities, health services and other social services. If you know someone who might benefit from this amazing event hand them a flyer with all the information on it. Below you will find a link to quarter sheets that can easily be given out. Thank you for helping Billing Community Connect reach as many people possible!

BCC Quarter-Sheet Handout 2015

Billings Community Connect Needs You!

Billings Community Connect will be taking place at the Albedo Shrine on February 3rd, 2015. This event is a one stop shop for those in need to be able to access services such as medical care, housing options, job opportunities and more. This great event is 100% supported by volunteers and donations. Please help make the 2015 event the best yet. See the flyer below to see how you or your organization can get involved!

BCC 2014 - How You Can Help

Billings Community Connect to take place February 3rd

Join us Thursday February 3rd, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for Billings Community Connect 2015! The event will be taking place at the Albedo Shrine Auditorium which is located on 1125 Broadwater Avenue. Billings Community Connect is a one stop shop for housing resources, medical services, job connections and more!

BCC 2015 Flyer

Murder Mystery for Family Promise and The 2015 Billings Community Connect to take place in November

Fundraiser Murder Mystery

Put on your fedoras and boas and come join us as we try to solve the Murder at the Juice Joint! The night will be filled with murder, mayhem, cash bar, and hors d’oeuvres as we try to solve the ultimate who-dunnit. The event will be taking place at the downtown Billings Depot to benefit Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley and the 2015 Billings Community Connect. Tickets are on sale for $30 a piece and tables of eight are on sale for $240. You can buy your tickets at www.billingsihn.org  . See you there!

A View without a Room Culminates in Opening

A View without a Room, a photography program for those currently experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless, is culminating in an opening at del Alma Gallery & Studio on September 26th from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and will run through October 3rd, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

 

September 26th flyer

On pace: Ending veteran homelessness in DC

Billings Gazette

July 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Banks is an Air Force veteran and father. In 1996, he was married and making six figures in security and law enforcement when he experienced something he never imagined.

“I had a very good income, a home built, a lot of nice toys and was living life very well,” says Banks, a District of Columbia native. (more…)