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Billings Community Connect

Billings Community Connect, formally known as Project Homeless Connect, is a one-day, one-stop event recognized as a national “best practice” in the fight against poverty and homelessness.  The event is held annually at the end of January is a 100% donation based event that takes the collaboration of many different entities in the community to happen. It offers a safe and secure place for individuals or families who are homeless, near-homeless, or struggling to get by access to numerous forms of assistance in a caring, one-stop setting.  Examples of available services include housing assistance, medical care, legal aid, employment assistance, benefit enrollment, bicycle repairs, and more. For community members struggling to get by, gaining access to these key services can provide them a hand up and out of poverty.

Billings Community Connect Planning Committee

The Billings Community Connect Planning Committee is a group of volunteers who plan for and organize Billings Community Connect each year.  The Committee is active from August to the end of January and is always looking for new members to help organize and support this annual event.  If you are interested in becoming a committee member please contact:

Lynda Woods

Community Development Coordinator – Billings Community Development Division

406-657-8284

woodsl@ci.billings.mt.us

Billings Community Connect 2014
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The 2014 Billings Community Connect was a huge success! 428 participants came seeking the help they needed at the Al Bedoo Shrine on January 24, 2014. With 57 different services available, community members were able to find a variety of resources all in one place. Of the 428 participants present, 44% had come with a family and 11% were veterans. With the help and support of city government, service agencies, and individuals in the community, this event was able to help many people in our community who were struggling. For a more in-depth summary of the outcomes of this year’s event, click the button below for a full report.

Billings Community Connect 2014