Homeless, At-risk of Homeless and Those in Need Invited to Get Free Help

Community Resource Connect (CRC) is a free, one-day event on Tuesday, January 31st, intended for those who are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or for those in need of extra support for their daily living situation.

Now in its 5th year, and formerly called “Homeless Connect”, CRC offers a one-stop shop for individuals to gather resources, get connected with assistance, and collect necessary supplies. Emergency gear, backpacks, comfort packs, laundry and shower vouchers, food to go, sleeping bags and hygiene kits are but a few of the free supplies to be offered. Over 20 vendors will offer health screenings, information, enrollment to services and more. 

Free transportation is offered to and from both locations. In Homer call (907) 399-8008; in Anchor Point call (907) 299-2188.

This one-day event happens on Tuesday January 31st from 11AM-3PM in two locations on the southern kenai peninsula: the SPARC at 600 Sterling Highway in Homer, and the Anchor Point Food Pantry next to the Anchor River Inn Store in Anchor Point. A point in time homeless count and data collection will happen at these events, as part of a nationwide point-in-time homeless count.

This event is sponsored by a group of local, non-profit agencies with help from concerned citizens, and happens in conjunction with the Kenai Peninsula Project Homeless Connect which offers similar events in Soldotna and Seward. More information can be found on the public facebook group Community Resource Connect.