Monday, March 22, 2010

Mayor Ballard, Community to Kick Off Indy Homeless Connect

More than 600 volunteers will serve the needs of nearly 1,000 homeless individuals

INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard will kick off the fifth annual Indy Homeless Connect with a pep rally for more than 600 volunteers who are expected to serve the needs of nearly 1,000 homeless individuals at the one-day event. Presented by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, Indy Homeless Connect brings together dozens of services for the homeless, including medical care, food, mental health counseling, vision care, legal advice and housing services. Additional services such as haircuts, massages, free phone calls and free books also are provided.

Mayor Ballard, First Lady of Indianapolis Winnie Ballard, and Indiana Pacers Head Coach Jim O’Brien and his wife Sharon serve as the honorary co-chairs for the fifth annual event. Major sponsors for this year’s event include Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, George Fern, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana Office of Technology, The Michael Group, and The Samerian Foundation.

For more information, visit or call (317) 472-7640.

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