Project Homeless Connect

The next Project Homeless Connect will be held on December 7, 2009 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Project Homeless Connect brings volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels together to serve people in our community experiencing homelessness…The December event will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. with two shifts for volunteers: (1) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and (2) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:00 a.m.

The following are some statistics representative of the wide range of services provided at the most recent PHC:

• 559 people received housing search assistance, 6 people secured housing at the event (and many more were housed in the weeks following the event), 70 people were placed on waiting lists, 16 obtained foreclosure prevention, and another 112 individuals completed housing applications.
• 285 people received dental care, 105 received urgent medical care, and over 300 people obtained eyeglasses.
• 550 people received free state IDs and/or birth certificates, 153 secured county benefits, and 67 acquired veterans’ assistance benefits.
• 107 people were helped with their resumes, 111 applied for jobs, and 247 received legal assistance.
• 207 had their hair cut and well over 1,000 hot meals were served.

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