Free basic services are coming to Albany in Linn county. Whether it’s a health screening, a hot meal, or shelter information, find these vital resources and much more at a Community Connect event at the Boys and Girls Club of Albany on May 14.
Here is a more complete picture of the services to expect:
- hot meal
- information about shelter and more permanent housing
- jobs information
- GED information
- applications for birth certificates and other forms of ID
- basic health information and some screening (blood pressure checks, bloody glucose testing, height and weight, flu shots, STD information, HIV testing, physician referral, living with chronic conditions, mother and baby health, mental health resources)
- legal services
- first-come, first-served dental checkups and extractions
- quick bike repairs/tune-ups
- a growing number of services and information specifically for veterans
And more - the list of offered services may grow as the Connect event draws closer.
Spanish interpreters will be on site to assist, and service providers will be handing out additional supplies such as glasses, sunscreen, first-aid supplies, and basic toiletries.
The Boys and Girls Club of Albany is located at 1215 Hill St. SE. The Connect event is from 9am-1pm. For those interested in attending but concerned about the event location because of parole restrictions, Linn County Parole and Probation provides a letter each year to let guests know that they can visit the Resource Fair without being in violation. The Club does not open for children until 2pm; by then, the Connect event is packed up and out. The letter is distributed in advance.
Save the date, and take advantage of all these basic services at one place.