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Project Homeless Connect provides support for hundreds of Natrona County residents

(Project Homeless Connect Natrona County, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Today, more than 100 Natrona County residents without permanent housing received various forms of assistance at the annual Project Homeless Connect Natrona County.

“I’m happy with the turnout we saw today,” said Ivonne Chavez, family self-sufficiency manager with the Casper Housing Authority. “We had a really busy morning, and then the traffic picked back up later in the afternoon.”

Those who showed up for the day-long event were able to receive a warm meal as well as a wide range of services. Clothes, personal hygiene items, canned goods and more were available for people to take. Additionally, free haircuts were being provided; the Casper-Natrona County Health Department was giving free HIV screenings and educating on the many services the department offers; and case managers were present to help people find employment or housing, among other offerings.

“It’s great to see this sort of cooperation and collaboration between area agencies,” Chavez said. “Working together is the best way to provide these sorts of services to our community.”