United Way of Snohomish County: Project Homeless Connect

Thursday, July 14, 2016
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Everett High School
2416 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA

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United Way of Snohomish County: Project Homeless Connect

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What is Project Homeless Connect?

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is an annual, one-day event that brings together, in a single location, a wide variety of community volunteers and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Direct services are provided on site to help combat homelessness and related issues.

For the eighth year in a row, PHC will be held in Everett. In 2015, we served approximately 1,000 clients at the event. A total of 348 staff from 90 programs and 164 volunteers made this event possible. Of the attendees, 202 people received haircuts, 159 dogs and cats were examined, and 361 individuals received medical services. Additional details are contained in the Final Report.

The 2015 Homeless Point in Time count in Snohomish County showed 966 people in 743 households without a permanent place to stay. Of the individuals counted this year, an estimated 200 (21%) were homeless children under the age of 18; 68 were homeless veterans.

Everett Gospel Mission organized the meal service this year, and 1,282 meals were served. Guests had a choice between lemonade or iced tea, soup or salad, and chicken or sausage with pasta, plus vegetables on the side. One of the hallmarks of Project Homeless Connect is that volunteers provide table service to participants.

Guests at the event also had the option of receiving a backpack with toiletries, a new pair of sneakers, a family portrait, vision care, immunizations and more. There was also child care available on-site.

Every year, on this day, services are provided free of charge to individuals and families seeking assistance.

A sample of the services that we provided includes: 

  • DSHS eligibility screening
  • Social Security eligibility screening
  • Housing Information
  • Medical care
  • Dental care
  • Foot care
  • Vision screening and eyeglass vouchers
  • Animal boarding
  • Haircuts
  • Mental health assessment and brief counseling
  • Substance abuse screening
  • Hearing screening and assistance with hearing aids
  • Hepatitis testing and vaccination
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Homeless veteran outreach
  • Child support services
  • Children’s books
  • Hot meals
  • Backpacks filled with toiletries

Have more questions or need more info?

If you have any general questions about the event or would like additional information, please contact Project Homeless Connect at phc@uwsc.org.

Mission: Leading positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County

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