The mission of Project Homeless Connect is to build community, shift mindsets around homelessness through personal experience and connection, and provide critical resources to individuals experiencing homelessness in an easy to access environment.
Project Homeless Connect puts essential services under one roof at the area’s largest resource fair for those experiencing homelessness. By eliminating barriers that keep them from breaking free of the cycle of homelessness, they’re winning.
United Way NCA brings together local providers to deliver medical services, housing assessments, employment services and much more to over 1,500 participants to date. Services that are provided to our participants include:
|Access to vital records||Employment Services|
|Housing Information||Dental/Medical services|
|HIV Screen||Voter Registration|
|Legal consultations, information & referrals|
We match each participant with a volunteer “buddy” who remains with and helps the individual during the event. To date, we engaged more than 2,000 volunteers in our work. In one day, participants gain access to services that might otherwise take months.
Volunteer – sign up to become a United Way NCA volunteer at unitedwaynca.org/volunteersignup
Create a company-wide day of service for Project Homeless Connect 2019:
Contact: Torrance Hucks, Volunteer Manager
Donate – We also welcome donations for the event! If you would like to donate any of the following items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org:
|Reading glasses||Blankets/duvet covers|
|Cell phones with minutes||Beauty products|
|Work clothes (suits, etc.)||Bottled water/non-alcoholic drinks|
Overjoyed by the friendship participant Andre Robinson had across the day he exclaimed, “Todd here has been, like a guardian angel.”
“This place has really just allowed me to connect with some places that I been trying to get to and just been too busy to get to,” Robinson said of the employment and hair-cutting services offered by Project Homeless Connect.
If you are interested in providing services for a future Project Homeless Connect event, please email us at email@example.com.
Project Homeless Connect has been made possible with the generous support of our sponsors. If your organization is interested in supporting Project Homeless Connect, please contact the United Way NCA Corporate Engagement Team at: CSR@uwnca.org.
Sign up to become a United Way NCA volunteer at: unitedwaynca.org/volunteersignup
Yes! Through webinars, conference calls and other connection points with our staff we ensure that volunteers know what to expect and are prepared for the day.
Volunteers can make a big impact in a 2-3 hour shift or spend the whole day with us!
Project Homeless Connect occurs annually in Washington, DC.