On Thursday, Nov. 14, six VCU School of Nursing staff members volunteered at Project Homeless Connect, an event that took place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Staff members were matched with homeless clients from the Richmond area and spent the afternoon visiting different service areas. These volunteers were on site to answer questions and help their clients fill out paperwork and receive free legal advice, information on employment resources, hearing and visions tests, blood pressure and blood sugar tests, dental work and other assistance.

“We found that it was a great opportunity to donate our time to help members of our community get access to the services needed to move out of crisis and into a more stable living situation,” said Terisa Smith, an administrative professional who volunteered on Thursday.

“It’s easy to get wrapped up in everyday life, but the clients we worked with were so appreciative,” said Isac Crouch, information tech specialist, who participated last year, as well. “Volunteering at Project Homeless Connect was a rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

This is the second year that the School of Nursing staff assembly has participated in Project Homeless Connect.

In addition to Smith and Crouch, staff members who volunteered at the event included Bryan Royal, applications analyst; Sharon Glenn, department administrator; Deloris Hicks, administrative professional; and Erin Carr, pre-licensure academic advisor.

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