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Hundreds of homeless people in Louisville receive help from one-stop shop event

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of homeless people in Louisville received help Wednesday through a one-stop shop event. 

The Stand Down/Project Connect event took place at The Salvation Army campus at 911 S. Brook Street. It included food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education an benefit services. Several TARC buses provided access throughout the day from emergency shelters to the event site.

The event was a one-day community outreach project that helps hundreds of people who are homeless. 

More than 500 homeless people were expected to get help today. That's up from the number of people that stopped by last year. The event is put on by the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Louisville Metro Community Services, Coalition for the Homeless and other community partners, including The Salvation Army.

The latest numbers from the 2014 Homeless Census indicate that 7,380 individuals were homeless at some point in Louisville last year, either on the streets, in homeless shelters or accessing services through Louisville's homeless service providers. A variety of factors can lead to homelessness and often these individuals may be victims of domestic violence, disabled, veterans or senior citizens.

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