According to organizers at Project Homeless Connect, there are as many as 216 people in Grand Island or surrounding areas sleeping on the streets each night.
It's something that becomes more and more dangerous as the weather gets colder.
Many Nebraskans are adequately prepared for the chilly winter weather that is on its way, but for the local homeless population who don't even know where they will be spending the night, their future isn't so certain.
The second annual Project Homeless Connect is a community-wide effort centered at the Evangelical Free Church, where dozens of non-profits gathered to provide free haircuts, dental screenings, and job leads.
Organizer Heather Cline-Ford said the goal of the event is to get as many homeless people off the street as possible before winter weather hits.
"If you've got people that are staying outside in tents or whatever situation they are in, they probably need services right now," she said.
Last year's first-annual Project Homeless Connect helped nearly 200 local homeless people find resources to get their lives back on track.