Cosmetology students volunteer for Project Homeless Connect
March 28, 2013
In March 2013, 1,500 volunteers, public servants, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, and citizens assembled under one roof to help people who are homeless in the Jefferson County community through Project Homeless Connect (PHC). The innovative, annual one-day event is about breaking the cycle of homelessness, increasing access to services and ending chronic homelessness in Central Alabama. Project Homeless Connect links homeless individuals, veterans, and families to housing, medical services, identification services, veterans' services, employment services, and haircuts.
This year, Bevill State-Sumiton’s Cosmetology department participated in this one day event that offered people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to access an array of services. Under the leadership of their instructor, Robin Houston, Bevill State students provided hair care services, facials and manicures to participants and gained invaluable experience in giving back to a community of individuals that are facing difficult life situations. The students are planning to continue to volunteer for this event on an annual basis.