St. Louis County coordinates Community Connect event on Iron Range

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Public Health & Human Services Dept. • 320 West Second Street, Suite 605 • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2096 •

Linnea Mirsch




October 19, 2023

CONTACT: Carol Haasl, Community Health Worker



Community Connect event happening in Virginia on November 1

Community Connect is an event designed for people experiencing homelessness or economic hardship. It brings together a variety agencies and non-profits to provide free services for people who are struggling economically, and to help connect them with resources in the community. A Community Connect event will be held on the Iron Range - on Wednesday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center, 919 6th Street South in Virginia.


This Community Connect event will offer free hair trims, food, clothing and hygiene items; housing supports; crisis information; mental health resources; warrant resolutions; children and family services; vaccine and disease education; health insurance information; and substance use disorder services.


Free rides are available to and from Community Connect courtesy of Arrowhead Transit, by calling 1-800-862-0175, and selecting option 1.

Community Connect is based on the national Project Homeless Connect, which began in San Francisco in 2004 and has since spread around the country. This Community Connect is co-sponsored by St. Louis County Public Health and Essentia Health, with additional support from UCare and the Iron Trail Motors Event Center. A separate Community Connect event will be held in Duluth at the Damiano Center on October 26. 


Community Connect - ITMEC