Founded in 2004 out of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Project Homeless Connect is a nationally recognized model aimed at serving people experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect. Over the last several years, cities and communities across the nation have taken on the model and made it their own. Project Homeless Connect brings an array of resources and services together under one roof on one day to best serve those experiencing homelessness.
Service connection is what makes Project Homeless Connect effective. The connection between people – volunteer advocates and guests – is what makes Project Homeless Connect meaningful.
Due to COVID-19 and corresponding CDC guidelines, volunteer activities in 2021 did not happen. In both Milwaukee and Waukesha health and hygiene items plus basic health check-ups directly to clients in shelter happened in place of our larger event.