NOTICE: This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus.
The Good Samaritan Center will be hosting the third Community Connection event to take place Friday, April 17, 2020 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in the Great Hall of the Good Samaritan Center. This event began when the community received a grant of $10,000 through the Missouri Housing Development Commission to develop a one-day event aimed to providing direct services to the homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless in the Excelsior Springs area.
Open to the public, multiple organizations plan to be present on April 17 to offer access to free services and assistance, no appointment necessary. Free medical services, addiction support, haircuts, lunch, housing, and utility assistance, and more!
With the event being held at the Good Samaritan Center, citizens will have access to the thrift store if they are in need of clothing. Participants will also be given access to the food pantry and the hygiene closet.
The Excelsior Springs Hospital has provided for a meal to be offered to those who are hungry. The hospital has donated this meal each time there has been a Community Connection event. The Excelsior Springs Job Corps Culinary Arts students have always been present to serve the meal. The Job Corps will also provide security for the event through their Safety and Security classes.
To volunteer or for more information on this event, please contact Jen Chappel at 816-630-2718, ext. 23, or Courtney Cole at 816-517-8196.