PASO ROBLES — A one-stop-shop event connecting underrepresented groups to difficult-to-obtain benefits and services is being held in Paso Robles on Oct. 24.
The County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office and the County Department of Social Services are teaming up to bring together a huge variety of community partners to provide on-site services ranging from tuition assistance to mental health services at this event named “The Community Connection.”
“We are bringing together highly motivated service providers from across the county to advocate, educate, and provide their services on-site to our friends and neighbors in need,”said Outreach Coordinator John Aparicio. “This event is about unifying our county in a collaborative effort to provide for those who may have multiple, hard to define needs that require a team effort to effectively address. This is an opportunity to come together to network, share information, find out about local programs, receive services, and to remind each other why the County of San Luis Obispo is such a wonderful place to live. There will be an abundance of services available to the public that will focus on low-income and housing assistance alongside student and veteran-specific services. Regardless of your income, veteran, or student status, there will be services available for you at this event.”
This service event is held on Oct. 24 at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds at 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. All attendees will receive a free lunch from La Parrilla Grill. Additional services available at this event include medical services, counseling services, and VA claim support services. The event is funded by public donations and donations from The Community Foundation, CenCal Health, and Dignity Health.
The Community Connection event provides all the services that were provided by the Mobile Assistance and Services addressing Homelessness (M.A.S.H.) and the Veterans Stand Down events. It will be held four times each year in different areas of the county in place of the M.A.S.H. events and the event includes a wider variety of services.
For more information on this upcoming event, visit www.slocounty.ca.gov or call John Aparicio, Outreach Coordinator for the Veterans Services Office at 805-781-5766, [email protected]