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Barbers, hairstylists help the homeless

Photos by Mike Haskey/mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.comAntoine Fisher, a barber at Prime Time Barbershop at 1656 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus, gives a haircut Friday morning to Joshua Williams at the Open Door Community House during the 2016 Project Homeless Connect.
Photos by Mike Haskey/mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.comAntoine Fisher, a barber at Prime Time Barbershop at 1656 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus, gives a haircut Friday morning to Joshua Williams at the Open Door Community House during the 2016 Project Homeless Connect. mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com

Columbus area barbers and hairstylists volunteered Friday morning to cut and style hair at the 2016 Project Homeless Connect event at Open Door Community House in Columbus.

The goal of 2016 Project Homeless Connect was to provide the homeless with information and help in areas such as housing, employment and physical and mental health care, said Frederick Smith, residential coordinator with New Horizons Behavioral Health.

The event also provided a hot breakfast, hot lunch, toiletry kits and a town hall-style forum for participants.

New Horizons sponsored the event, which was funded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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