Project Homeless Connect Event
What is Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event designed to provide housing, services, and hospitality in a convenient forum directly to people experiencing homelessness.
On any given night, over 1,000 people are homeless in Kings and Tulare counties alone. They may be homeless because of an untreated mental illness, domestic violence, addiction issues or a financial crisis. People who experience homelessness often feel alienated and alone.
Every January, the Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance hosts four simultaneous Project Homeless Connect (PHC) events in Hanford, Porterville, Tulare and Visalia. The event connects those who are homeless or near homeless with a wide variety of immediate, on-site services and support for unmet needs. Some of the services include: veterinary care, employment, medical, dental, eye care, family support services, child care, domestic violence, HIV testing, DMV IDs, legal, housing, veterans, lunches, behavioral health, substance abuse services, and much more.
Project Homeless Connect is a nationwide best practice model for helping the homeless community by bringing together services to meet unmet needs in a one-stop, convenient venue. The model has been recognized by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and has been replicated in nearly 300 cities throughout the United States.
Volunteer At Our Upcoming Event
We have many volunteer positions at each PHC venue. To volunteer at one of our venues for the 2019 Project Homeless Connect, please check back in the month of November for links to each venue.
We are always in need of assembled hygiene kits and hygiene items. Contact us for a time and location to drop off these items.
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring PHC. We rely entirely on the support we receivefrom community partners. If you would like to donate to a specific venue, please contact us.
Our PHC events bring direct and tangible services to the homeless living in our community. If your organization would like to offer a service for the 2019 PHC please contact us.