Juneteenth is commemorated each year on June 19th and marks the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read to Black African slaves in Texas in 1865. This weekend serves as an opportunity to not only celebrate black history but as a way to contribute to "black future". There is nothing more important than the future of the communities we live in.
The purpose of our Juneteenth Service Celebration event is to put words to action. It gives us at Project Help ATL the opportunity to empower volunteers and local businesses to engage our neighbors that are most vulnerable. We meet them where they are familiar to show them that they do matter, that we do care, and we aim to assist them in their situation and provide hope for the future.
This event will take place June 18th, 2022
10am Volunteer Arrival.
11am - 2pm
Safehouse Outreach (89 Ellis St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303)
We are going to be serving men, women, and children currently experiencing homelessness.
These individuals are mostly unemployed, living on the streets, drug treatment facilities, in shelters or currently in transitional housing.
We will be providing access to hygiene opportunities including mobile showers, haircuts, and fresh new clothing for those that attend.
We will have healthcare professionals on premise to provide general health care check ups, specialized & STD/HIV testing.
We will provide specialized care for women and children including clothing, sanitation items, manicures, and hair care/washes.
We have partnered with First Response to have on premise case workers that can educate, advise, and assist individuals with resources and options to get off streets and into shelters.
We plan to engage the community through media on premise as well as entertainment and music for a lively fun atmosphere.