SJC and Suffolk Executive to Host Stand Up for the Homeless

PATCHOGUE, NY – July 27, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that it will provide a venue for the fourth annual Stand Up for the Homeless event, sponsored by the Office of the Suffolk County Executive, on Wednesday, August 3 in the John A. Danzi Athletic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its Long Island Campus. This is the third year the event will be held at the College.

The annual Stand Up for the Homeless event allows homeless individuals in attendance to gain access to free services and products offered by a number of non-profit and government agencies, all in one location. Services that will be provided include health and dental screenings, housing and shelter placement, employment opportunities, free haircuts, a clothing drive and public assistance counseling. The blood pressure and health screenings that were provided at previous events resulted in a handful of attendees receiving vital, immediate care they may have otherwise not received. In addition, all attendees will receive a personal escort throughout the event and Long Island Cares and Island Harvest will be providing bags of food for guests to take with them.

“In Suffolk County, we’re serious about our mission to end homelessness, and in order to do that we need to connect people with services,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.

Last year, more than 250 volunteers came out to assist at the event. For more information or if you are interested in, please call 631.854.5884.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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