Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Potluck-in-the-Park Annual Resource Fair

Janus Youth Programs is commited to connecting our services to the broader community. To assist in this goal, Yellow Brick Road outreach workers attend the annual Potluck-in-the-Park Resource Faire every year. The 2006 Faire was held this past Sunday on the PSU campus. Once again the weather held out and our table became a sort of stationary outreach center, providing hygiene & basic first-aid supplies as well as resources and smiling faces. Youth and young adults alike were excited to see our presence and we made several critical contacts with youth who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. As in previous years, we set up a chair at our table so people could sit and get new socks and basic foot care while they spoke to our outreach workers. The food was delicious and a great day was enjoyed by a very diverse gathering of families and individuals. Special thanks to David Utzinger, Peggy Reuler and EVERYONE who makes Potluck-in-the-Park one of the most amazing community-based meals in town. We'll see you all at next year's Resource Faire!

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