South Peninsula Hospital will partner with two homeless connect events on Wednesday, January 26 to offer services and supplies to the homeless and nearly homeless in the Anchor Point and Homer areas. These events are part of a state and nationwide effort to conduct a point in time count of homeless individuals throughout the country.
This year’s events will run 10am-2pm at the Homer United Methodist Church and the Anchor Point Food Pantry. Numerous services and enrollments will be offered, as well as critical emergency supplies. The supply list includes but is not limited to: backpack, food box, snack bag, personal hygiene kit, comfort care pack, feminine hygiene products, diapers and baby wipes, condoms, pet food, sleeping bags, blankets, tents, utensils, overdose response kits, medication disposal bags, winter gear, laundry vouchers and home covid tests. Covid vaccines will be offered at both locations. This will be a drive through event for collecting supplies, but some services will be offered in doors and require masking and screening to enter.
This free service is organized by a collaboration of local non-profits, including but not limited to Haven House, South Peninsula Hospital, SVT Health & Wellness, South Peninsula Behavioral Health, Kachemak Bay Family Planning, Homer United Methodist Church, the Homer Food Pantry, NTC Health Clinic and Anchor Point Food Pantry. The committee chair is Cinda Martin. This is the third year the event is offered in Homer, and second year in Anchor Point. This event is organized in conjunction with the Kenai Peninsula Project Homeless Connect, which has a mission to help individuals and families who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness achieve stability.
Free local taxi rides to the Homer event will be offered by Kostas Taxi by calling 399-8008. Information is updated on the facebook page Project Homeless Connect Homer.