The Albany Homeless Enrichment and Rehabilitation Team and Community Services Consortium will host the eighth annual HEART to Heart Resource Fair on Thursday, May 16, for individuals and families in Linn County who are homeless or living in poverty.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany, 1215 Hill St. S.E. Signs of Victory Mission will provide transportation for east Linn County residents from the First Christian Church, 170 E. Grant St., Lebanon, at 8 and 11 a.m.
Representatives of more than two dozen organizations will provide information and help with disability or Social Security benefits; identification; finding a job; health care; housing; help with rent or utility bills; alcohol and drug treatment; and special housing, medical and employment programs for veterans.
Individuals who need dental care can see a dentist at the club’s dental clinic for extractions and examinations, first-come, first-served, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stylists from SuperCuts will give free haircuts, volunteers from SafeHaven Humane Society will have some pet supplies to give away, and a bicycle mechanic will be on hand to do quick tune-ups.
A limited number of reading glasses, sunglasses, daily living kits, shoes, new socks, items for children, and first-aid kits will be available. Love INC will provide lunch.
The Resource Fair began in June 2006 when the city of Albany cleared out a long-established homeless camp in Simpson Park. The HEART Board of Directors includes representatives of local health and human service agencies, homeless shelters and advocates, the city of Albany, faith-based organizations and Albany businesses.
For more information about the event, contact Marilyn Smith, 541-917-7507 or marilyn.smith@