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attend-the-where-to-turn-resource-fair-logoThe American HealthCare Group will hold their bi-annual “Where to Turn Resource Fair” this Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event is targeted at teachers, social workers, case managers, service coordinators, human resource professionals and any social service or health care professional looking for contacts, but it is also free and open to the public at large. The fair brings together social service agencies from all over Western PA. This year’s theme is Food, Housing & Transportation.

There is both a Speaker Track and a Resource Track for the morning:

9:00 – 9:45 – ROOM 319
Running out of friends willing to give you a ride?
Lisa Kay Schweyer & Deborah Skillings CommuteInfo & Port Authority of Allegheny County

10:00 – 10:30 – ROOM 319
Housing Services, Resident Assessments
Erin Hart, American HealthCare Group

11:00 – 11:45 – ROOM 319
Taking Action to Nourish the Community
Leah Lizarondo, The Brazen Kitchen: 412 Food Rescue

12:00 – 12:15 – ROOM 319
Providing Housing Programs
Kevin Bartko, Allegheny County Housing Authority

9:45 – 10:15 – ROOM 321
Experience the Power of the Labyrinth – a relaxing walking meditation
Dorit Brauer, The Brauer Institute for Holistic Medicine

10:15 – 10:30 – ROOM 321
Just Harvest: Action Against Hunger
Katie Mahoney & Julia Lauritzen Just Harvest

11:00 – 11:30 – ROOM 321
Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources
Michelle Burda, BS, MLS, National Network of Libraries of MedicineMiddle Atlantic Region University of Pittsburgh- HSLS

11:45 – 12:30 – ROOM 321
Future Planning for Individuals with Special Needs
Rebecca Tyers Brown, ACHIEVA Family Trust

There is also a wide array of some 60 exhibitors including: AgeWell Pittsburgh, Just Harvest, Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Autism Connection of PA, Carnegie Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Port Authority, Farm to Table, The Children’s Institute, Senior Care Network, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Green Mountain Energy, and many, many more. Additionally, this year they’ve partnered with the Central Blood Bank to offer a blood drive.

For more information, you can view their website here and register free online here prior to the event to receive a free lunch at the event!

Where to Turn Resource Fair
When: Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Facebook Event Page: Here
Register: Here