We are just six weeks out from our 11th annual Project Homeless Connect! The event will be on Tuesday, November 14 from 9AM-4PM at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Although many of you are seasoned volunteers, many people aren’t aware that the origin of Project Homeless Connect expands beyond Homeward and the community that we serve. The first Project Homeless Connect was held as a public event in San Francisco in 2004 to meet the needs of people living in the streets of SF. Since then, the PHC model has been adapted by nearly 300 cities!

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The impact of the Richmond PHC is multi-faceted: First and foremost, where there are usually lengthy barriers facing people trying to get the help they need to get off the streets, Project Homeless Connect provides immediate access to the services that help people resolve their homelessness. Secondly, more than 40 service providers coordinate with each other at the event to make an even bigger impact in their community. Lastly, it introduces over 500 volunteers to the tangible needs of people in our community, thereby inspiring all of us to take action beyond this one day event.

Homeward welcomes the challenge of managing this event every year, precisely because of the consistent results it produces for people living on the streets. However, this is a large undertaking for any organization, and it equates to a 13th month in Homeward’s budget. The Convention Center has proven to be the most convenient location for our event guests and Homeward raises the cost of the venue, food, and coffee for PHC. If you would like to contribute to these efforts, we welcome your support in making this year’s event as impactful as our previous events!

Here is what your tax-deductible contribution can offer:

$10 pays for DMV Photo ID so that clients can apply for jobs and housing

$25 pays for the meals shared between one client and one volunteer

$125 pays for one person to have access to over 40 services

Thank you for your continued support. We will see you at Project Homeless Connect 2017! 


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