Colorado Convention Center
Overview (Program Summary)
Project Homeless Connect #18 is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Colorado Convention Center. As a reminder of how great an event it is, here is a short video from a previous Project Homeless Connect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMeq1iGk2Hw.
Once again, the Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's (“ACC”) Pro Bono Committee will coordinate the Legal Services area. This year the Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Veterans Stand Down (Denver) event is joining Project Homeless Connect to better serve our community. We anticipate this combined event may turn out an increased number of guests in need of various services. There will also be a Homeless Court at this year’s event.
If you would like to volunteer at the Legal Resource Area, we ask that you commit to one of the following shifts:
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Feel free to wear jeans or comfortable clothing and your PHC t-shirt if working in the Legal Resource Area. We will have volunteer t-shirts available at check-in for our Legal Resource Area. Supply and sizes vary so please feel free to wear a volunteer shirt from a previous year if you have one. First time volunteers are welcome and will be paired with someone who has previous Project Homeless Connect experience. We are hoping for 30 volunteer attorneys and 10 law students and/or paralegals volunteers per shift. Please sign up early before slots are filled.
If you would like to volunteer at the Homeless Court, we ask that you commit to one of the following shifts:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Cases may be heard until 5:00 p.m., so please plan to stay if you select this shift.)
Please wear court attire if working at the Homeless Court. First time volunteers are welcome and can expect to be paired with someone who has previous Homeless Court experience. We also suggest that you take time to review the Homeless Court Training from 2014 at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtFyQ8OK-A4&feature=youtu.be
We will be limiting the number of volunteers for each shift, so please sign up as soon as possible using the following link: https://coloradolawyerscommittee.org/project-homeless-connect-interest.
From this link you will be asked to provide
- your name and contact information,
- the area of law you practice and organization/firm whom you are associated,
- any language that you speak fluently aside from English,
- choose which shift(s) you’d like to volunteer for and your preference for volunteering at the Homeless Court or the Legal Resource Area. You are welcome to volunteer for the entire day, but we must know in advance as we are limiting our volunteers for each shift.
If you have any problems signing up using the link above please contact Rebecca Golz at [email protected] and include the information from #1-4 above in your email message.
Lunch and snacks will be provided for volunteers, however free parking is not provided. The Convention Center is accessible from the D, F and H light rail lines.