Project Community Connect
On Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Medford Armory, Project Community Connect (PCC) will begin its second decade of bringing together over 50 Southern Oregon agencies for a remarkable day of caring, sharing and helping members of our community who are striving, and often struggling, to create safe, secure and healthy lives for themselves and their families.
Some of the services offered at PCC include legal advice from the experts, birth certificate assistance, free haircuts, basic medical services, a free hot lunch, opportunities to engage with addiction and recovery services, numerous veterans services, veterinary care for pets and so much more.
In 2018, approximately 850 people came to Project Community Connect seeking assistance. This was the highest number of attendees in the ten years of PCC’s existence. The need in our community is greater than ever, and in 2019 we expect an equal or higher number of attendees. However, the success of PCC is not measured by how many people come through the door. This day is created with the hope of building a circle of support for all those who want to make positive change in their lives.
There are many ways to be involved in Project Community Connect
It takes a small army to make a project like this work. Here are some ways you can help.
Local organizations provide a large piece of the financial support. Major sponsors include the United Way, Jackson Care Connect, Access and AllCare Health.
Be a Vendor/Service Provider
Connect directly with those in need by staffing a table and sharing information about your organization or providing services. Download this form (needs a link), complete and email to email@example.com or mail to PO Box 1087 Medford, Oregon 97501.
PCC would not be possible without a committed group of superstar volunteers. Download this form (needs a link), complete and email to JCCommunityServicesConsortium@gmail.com or mail to PO Box 1087 Medford, Oregon 97501.
Join the Planning Committee
Planning for Project Community Connect is a year-round effort involving staff from a variety of Southern Oregon health and social services agencies. The current planning committee members are: Carrie Prechtel (AllCare), Christie Van Aken (Housing Authority JC), Corie Nunes (Rogue Community Health), David Christian (Community Volunteer), Eddie Wallace (OnTrack), Emily Hildreth (OnTrack), Esme Mesta (LaClinica) Jan Sanderson Taylor (United Way of Jackson County), John Gallo (OR DHS SS), Julie Herring (ACCESS), Lilia Caballero (Medford Police Dept), Lynette (Rogue Community Health), Lynette VanDusen (VA SORCC); Mike Bowman (RVTD), Mike Whitfield and Will Holmbeck (Men’s Gospel Mission).
For more information about the event, click here. For a PDF with the information and all the forms click here.