2nd Annual Ottawa Connect event will provide services to local residents


On Thursday, October 19 from 2:00pm to 6:30pm, Greater Ottawa County United Way will host Ottawa Connect: Linking to Opportunities and Basic Needs at the Holland Rescue Mission’s Gateway Center (661 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423). This event will benefit both Ottawa County service providers and the residents in our community who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

From 2:00-3:30pm, service providers will gather to learn about other agencies in the area with a goal of increasing cross-network referrals. From 3:30pm-6:30pm, services will be available to those who are facing homelessness or a housing crisis. Free services at this event include: housing assessments, health care enrollment, dental and medical services, employment and education services, hair cuts, family photos, recipe demonstrations and more. A free dinner will also be available with serving times at 4:00pm and 5:00pm.

Ottawa Connect is made possible by presenting sponsor Huntington Bank.