Malibu’s semi-annual Homeless Connect Day on May 30 brought caring individual volunteers, government agencies, and local non-profit organizations together to offer a wide range of valuable services to people in the community experiencing homelessness. The excellent one-stop service day, the first of two in 2018, assisted 66 individuals at the former Malibu Courthouse building. The event is sponsored by L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, City of Malibu, St. Joseph Center, The People Concern and Malibu CART. Services included medical and dental care, connections to Veterans Affairs, mental health services, housing resources, clothing, and more. During the Homeless Connect Day, 66 homeless individuals were served, and 33 people volunteered. 13 IDs were provided. 6 people were assisted in trying to obtain Countywide Benefits Entitlements Services. 12 people received Coordinated Entry System assessments for L.A. Homeless Services Authority. 25 people made use of the shower facility. 16 inquiries with the County Department of Mental Health were made. 25 homeless individuals received haircuts. 23 people were enrolled in Homeless Court. 8 people received medical or dental services. 9 applications were made for health insurance. 21 people received vaccinations. 13 Veterans were connected with VA services. 6 people were provided with legal services. To learn more about the City of Malibu’s homelessness initiative, visit the homelessness information web page.