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 homeless in an easy to access environment.
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:
We match each participant with a volunteer “buddy” who remains with and helps the individual during the event. In 2018, we engaged more than 481 volunteers in our work. In one day, participants gain access to services that might otherwise take months.
Project Homeless Connect 2018 was Thursday, September 20.
Overflowing with excitement, Daniel told us, “This is a place where people actually care for one another. It’s something I’ve never seen in my life. Everyone needs to be connected to this.“When I woke up this morning, I had no direction or guidance in my life. Now, I feel I’m exactly where I needed to be.”
Volunteer – sign up to become a United Way NCA volunteer at http://volunteer.unitedwaynca.org/user/register/
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:
|KIND||Bars – Quantity TBD|
|Bombas||5,000 Pairs of Socks|
|Au Bon Pain||250 Breakfast Pastries|
|Corner Bakery||360 Breakfast Bites|
|Synchrony Financial||500 hygiene kits and $5,000 Check|
|Wegmans||Gift Card – $2000 Value|
|Giant||Water, Apples, and Banana|
|Capital Area Food Bank||300 Bottles of Water|
|Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington||2,000 Coats & Shoes|
|Delivering Good||Socks- Donated, Underwear – Pending|
|Anthem (Amerigroup)||$10,000 for kits = 286 PHC kits and 100 Female Hygiene Kits|
|Pepsico||20 cases of Bubly Sparkling Water|
|Feed It Forward||Bagged lunches|
Sign up to become a United Way NCA volunteer at: http://volunteer.unitedwaynca.org/user/register/
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.