Homeless community given access to resources through Project Homeless Connects

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A public-private partnership aims to connect people who are homeless in Milwaukee with the services they need. 

City and county leaders joined with the United Way for the 9th annual Project Homeless Connect at Marquette University. 

Today's event provided homeless people access to 90 different services including those that will help them find housing, a job, where to go for dental and vision exams, a meal, and warm weather items. 

"So we bring it all together under one roof together and make it all free. We pair together every guest with a volunteer that's trained, they walk through the event together to make sure that person accesses everything that they came here for and they are treated with dignity and respect the whole time," said Krystina Kohler with United Way. 

The United Way anticipated Thursday's event would link around 500 people with the services they need. 

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