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Lafayette County Project Connect

Project Community Connect is an effort to connect underserved and uninsured adults in need with the resources in our community! These one-day public health clinics are designed for the uninsured and/or underserved adults. All services offered this day are FREE! 

Check out our 2017 Project Connect Events!



Odessa Project Connect is Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dear Service Provider,
 
Greetings! The date is set—now we need you and others to join us to serve that day!
 
Odessa Project Connect will be a great day of serving others! The second annual event is approaching and only 2 months away!  
 
The date is Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the same location as last year—Odessa High School. But we need you in order for this event to be successful. Would you please review the attached letter and choose to join us and provide services for this great one-day event of serving others! We will start recruiting volunteers soon, too. And we will fill in the gaps of providers and keep you updated (for example, we already know we need people to give haircuts, cook lunch, tear-down teams, shuttle teams, etc.). We need you to respond BY Friday July 14, 2017 (although the earlier the better).
 
Also consider joining us for the Four Leadership Team and Planning Meetings at the Odessa Public Library, 204 S. 1st Street on Tuesday evenings 7 to 8 p.m.. The dates of the Leadership Team and Planning meetings are:  
Tuesday, June 13  
Tuesday, June 27 
Tuesday, July 11 
 
Thank you for all you do to serve others!
 
By the way, we are still looking for financial sponsors for this event. We’ll put your name and logo on the backs of the t-shirts and in all the material! Think about it and call Suzanne for more information! Thank you!

 
Higginsville Project Connect is Saturday, November 4th and we won’t start meeting until late August or early September. I know it seems like we just finished with this but please start now talking to people around you and help recruit folks that can volunteer and serve on the Leadership and Planning Teams. I will make this poster early in the fall. There are many ways you or your school, church or family can help! We will gather the same items as last year and above but also blankets and more.
 
These one-day service events are a great way for local churches, civic groups, chambers of commerce, seniors to gain community service hours, businesses and others to serve those less fortunate in the community and develop team-building time together with some of the biggest hearts in their community. Please help us spread the word about them and join to make them happen! We need you and your help! You can help at any or all of them!

Results from 2016 Project Connect events:


Among the services provided at Project Connect events:

  • Medical and Dental

  • SNAP/EBT Enrollment

  • Missouri Valley Community Action Agency

  • Nutrition Education  

  • ACA Enrollment

  • Medicare/Medicaid Info/Enrollment

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

  • House of Hope and shelters

  • Veteran’s Resources and Assistance

  • Nursing Home  & Assisted Living Information

  • Drug and Alcohol/Alcoholics Anonymous Help

  • GED (PASS) Referral

  • Easter Seals Midwest

  • Women’s Resource Center

  • Youth @ Work

  • Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

  • Blood Drive for people in need in the area

Many other organizational resources not yet confirmed!

Some of the Service Provided:

  • Utility & Emergency Assistance

  • Haircuts

  • Dental Extractions

  • Height, Weight & Blood Pressure Check

  • Basic Vision Screenings

  • Chiropractor and Massage

  • Behavioral Health Screenings

  • Access to Flu and Tetanus Shots

  • Pregnancy Tests

  • Access to Birth/Death Certificates and Photo Identification Cards

  • WIC (Women, Infant and Children)

For more information, contact Bob at 660.251.0523. Project Connect events are organized by the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri, the Social Service Committee of Lafayette County and the Live Well Community Health Centers in collaboration with the REACH Healthcare Foundation.


 

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