Spread the Word: One-Stop Shop for Homeless in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The nearly 900 people reported homeless in Guilford County will have a two-day opportunity this week to seek a variety of resources available in one location.

This year's "Move Action Day" is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Meridian, located at 312 Meadowview Road in Greensboro.

The theme of this year's event, hosted by New Jerusalem Cathedral, is "moving from homelessness to home ownership."

Each day of the event will host dozens of local providers, who will offer free services to homeless individuals.

Thursday's services include: personal grooming, housing counseling, resume development and spiritual guidance.

Friday's services include: housing resources, medical screenings and employment interviews.

Individuals allowed to receive services at the event have been extended beyond the homeless population.

Due to the city of Greensboro's announcement this week of the condemning of the Heritage House, the city has announced existing tenants of Heritage House can attend the event. Additionally, community members who are not homeless but are in need of services or a job can attend, as well.

New Jerusalem Cathedral is asking any employer or landlord with housing units available to contact 336-272-1520.

According to Guilford County's 2014 Point in Time Count, there are approximately 897 homeless individuals living in the county. This number decreased from 949 in 2013. Chronic homelessness decreased from 143 individuals in 2013 to 107 individuals in 2014.

Watch WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show Thursday for a live preview of Move Action Day. Follow Meghann Mollerus on Twitter @meghannmollerus.


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