The 16th annual Homeless Connect of Southwest Indiana is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville.

Homeless Connect is a one-day event that links individuals struggling to get resources with direct access to essential services. It is once again presented by the Commission on Homelessness, which is a joint city-county initiative to end and prevent homelessness in Evansville and Vanderburgh County. The event is FREE and open to anyone - you do NOT have to be homeless to attend.

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More than 60 local agencies will be on hand at this year's event, providing free on-site services that are normally only available online or in their offices. At Homeless Connect, everything will be available right there under one roof. Those services include the following...

  • Housing
  • Legal Advice
  • Credit Checks
  • Birth certificate
  • Job-Finding help
  • Tax Preparation
  • Parent resources
  • Veterans services
  • Health screenings
  • Education services
  • Childcare referrals
  • Financial assistance
  • Relationship resources
  • Foreclosure mitigation
  • Public assistance applications
  • Utility bill consultation
  • Re-entry services
  • Recovery groups
  • Internet access
  • Hair cuts
  • Lunch

Did they forget anything? I don't think so. It looks like they have covered just about EVERYTHING!

Simply call 2-1-1 for more information, or email or visit

If you’d like to attend, officials recommend pre-registering to save some time once you arrive. You can pre-register here.

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Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help that day - there are plenty of opportunities for you too. Event organizers say they need greeters, guides, and help with set-up and tear-down. Sign up to volunteer here.

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