- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Dozens of homeless people were able to receive medical and mental health checkups and even a haircut as part of an event aimed at connecting them with the services in one spot.

The Thursday event called Project Homeless Connect is a twice-yearly event hosted by the Columbia-Boone County Basic Needs Coalition.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports several filled out applications for public housing and birth certificates at the University of Missouri Family Impact Center.

Not everyone who stopped by was homeless, though. Sedalia resident Danny McNeal said he used to be homeless and came to the event to see old friends and have some coffee.

Case workers from Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, representatives from Mid-Missouri Legal Services and other public and nonprofit agencies also attended the event.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, https://www.columbiatribune.com


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