The Northeast Missouri C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15 will feature guest speakers Christy Power (Preferred Family Healthcare) and Amanda Wosman (Hannibal Regional Healthcare System), who will share follow up information regarding the 2017 Project Community Connect event.

The Northeast Missouri C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15 will feature guest speakers Christy Power (Preferred Family Healthcare) and Amanda Wosman (Hannibal Regional Healthcare System), who will share follow up information regarding the 2017 Project Community Connect event.

Project Community Connect is a one-day, one-stop event for housing, support and quality of life services directed towards those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. As those who have been part of Project Community Connect in the previous years have seen, this event is not “business as usual.” It is not about waiting in lines, signing up on long waiting lists or creating false expectations. It’s about immediate access, solutions and hospitality from the whole community.

The one-day event features services such as obtaining birth certificates and photo IDs, clothing, haircuts, dental screenings, budgeting services, housing/shelter resources, healthcare services, mental health screenings and groceries. Not only will Power and Wosman discuss the past results of the event, they will also highlight the 2018 event, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 4.

The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fiddlestiks in Hannibal with lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a program and the meeting at noon. Healthcare and social services organizations and leaders throughout Northeast Missouri are encouraged to participate. The Partnership encourages and supports initiatives which enhance the health and vitality of residents of Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties. The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership serves as a vehicle for regular dialogue among regional health leaders, encouraging a shared understanding of regional health challenges and the emergence of activity designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents of the region. For more information about the C.HA.R.T. Partnership, contact Kallie St. Clair, Independent Living Director at NorthEast Independent Living Services (NEILS) and 2018 Chairperson for the Partnership, at kstclair@neils.org .