Hope Connection and Veterans Stand Down

HOPE Connection
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Over 600 homeless and at-risk individuals were given access to basic needs through a number of services Wednesday.  

The ninth annual HOPE Connection and Veterans Stand Down event was held in the Springfield Expo Center. It’s an initiative of Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness’ month-long “Every Action Counts Campaign.”

Amanda Stadler, Community Partnership’s neighborhood and housing stabilization specialist, said she’s participated in the event for five years, chairing the planning committee the past two.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks

A one-day event to help the Ozarks’ homeless population is in need of volunteers.

The Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness will host the ninth annual Hope Connection and Veterans Stand Down November 15.  The event will give homeless individuals access to essential services and will also feature specific services for veterans.

Each guest seeking services will be paired with a community volunteer to help navigate services and provide one on one support.