Project Homeless Connect

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Project Homeless Connect matches clients with volunteers in a one-of-a-kind partnership to assist chronically homeless adults connect to as many on-site services as possible in one day. To do this more than 40 service providers move their operations to a single location for a day, providing dedicated healthcare, dental and vision screenings, mental health interviews, case management, social security applications, identification services, employment resources (including for veterans), shelter and housing assessments, and much more. Volunteers are trained to assist clients navigate the array of services based upon priorities established by the client. The goal for the event, and its high level of volunteer involvement, is to eliminate some of the barriers people experience as they seek to access the very services that might help them start the return journey to stable lives.

Thank you for participating in Project Homeless Connect 2017!  Because of your hard work and dedication we saw 552 people from our community get connected to services that will help them take steps towards more stable housing. 

Here are some of the collective outcomes of services provided at PHC 2017:
 

  • Well over 125 people applied for benefits and ID’s          
  • 101 services were provided to Veterans of the U.S. military        
  • 73 dental services were performed
  • Our housing section connected guests with a collective 227 resources   
  • 125 guests got birth certificates
  • 162 sight and hearing services were received   
  • 49 rapid STD tests delivered       
  • 56 employment services were received
  • 190 guests got haircuts 
  • 50 guests received legal services              
  • 68 people got flu shots 
  • 113 additional medical services

 
None of this could have been accomplished without the support of over 400 volunteers and nearly 50 service providers! We hope that this event impacted each of you personally and we look forward to partnering with you in the future.

 

Support This Work

Project Homeless Connect would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, and service provider partners who understand the impact this event has on our most vulnerable neighbors. That being said, there are still numerous ways to get involved in the event! Homeward is always in need of funding to off-set the cost of lunch, donations of snacks and breakfast items for volunteer training, use of equipment such as laptops and printers, toiletry items, services such as photography and data-entry, and more. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how you can support this important community event.

Connecting Compassion to Solutions: Project Homeless Connect

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