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Sacramento holds health fair for homeless

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Sacramento’s homeless can access help at a special health and resources fair Friday at Southside Park.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., representatives from the organization Capital Region Connect will welcome the homeless, or nearly homeless, to sample a smorgasbord of services: from free lunches to counseling on housing resources.

Medical and behavioral health screenings will be offered, along with aid for veterans and assistance with social security and disability benefit resources. Blankets, shoes, haircuts, ID cards, legal services and pet care will be available as well.

Childcare is provided for people with toilet-trained children, said the Salvation Army, a sponsor of the event along with Sutter Health. Southside Park is located at 2115 6th Street at T Street.

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Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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