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Project Community Connect Offers Free Community Resources

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Individuals and families throughout the region are invited to the annual Project Community Connect free community resource event.

More than 80 regional service providers will be on hand to provide resources and information. The goal of Project Community Connect is to reduce poverty and homelessness by providing access to many resources all in one place, including housing, employment, disability, food, legal and more.

In past years, several hundred guests from the nine-county region attended.

Free bag lunch provided. Other free offerings include haircuts, hygiene/household items and government ID vouchers while supplies last. Attendees can also visit the Shoe Bus. Shoes cost $2 to $5, with a limited number of free shoe vouchers available.

Free childcare services are available during the event. City of Mankato will provide free transit rides. Mayo Clinic Health System’s Mobile Health Clinic will be onsite to provide health education and cancer screenings in partnership with SAGE.

New this year, local photographer Josh Madson will be taking free portrait photos for the Mankato Community Collage project.

Sponsors include: BlueCross BlueShield, Compeer Financial, Consolidated Communications, Lloyd Management, Mankato Clinic Foundation, Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato, Medica, and UCare.

The Project Community Connect collaborative leadership team includes: Blue Earth County Supportive Housing; City of Mankato; College of Allied Health and Nursing – Minnesota State University, Mankato; Greater Mankato Area United Way; Lloyd Management; Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; Mankato Family YMCA; MN Valley Action Council; Refocus Recovery; and Southwest MN Housing Partnership.


April 16
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN
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