Thousands of homeless people from around the valley gathered at the Cashman Center for Project Homeless Connect on Thursday. They took advantage of dozens of free services aimed at connecting them to resources that can help them improve their lives.
Hundreds of volunteers and several valley organizations teamed up to make the project possible. Services offered include healthcare, housing assistance, legal services, job workshops and haircuts.
Army veteran Michael Trussell was among those using the free services, hoping to turn his life around. His main goal was to find a job.
"I made mistakes in the past and I know that. But, everybody gets a second chance," said Trussell as he visited tables offering employment information.
Organizers at Project Homeless Connect say events like this are more important than ever because homelessness is now a problem affecting people from all walks of life.
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