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Project Homeless Connect


2017 PHC Stats


About 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.

The 2016 Homeless Point in Time count in Snohomish County showed 1188 people in 878 households without a permanent place to stay. Of the individuals counted, an estimated 68 (5%) were homeless children under the age of 18; 36 were homeless veterans.

PHC has been held in Everett for nine years in a row. In 2017, we served approximately 969 clients at the event, including 241 under the age of 18 and 137 under the age of eight.
Of the attendees, 235 people received haircuts, 131 pets were cared for, and 2,225 free pairs of shoes were given away. Other services included on-site showers, laundry, and bike maintenance. Guests at the event also had the option of receiving a backpack with toiletries, a family portrait, dental care, legal consultations, and more. There was also child care available on-site. 
Everett Gospel Mission organized the meal service, and 1,463 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. 

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
  • Bike maintenance
  • Laundry services
  • 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

​Download a copy of the 2017 Project Homeless Connect Final Report.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Through a collaborative effort between Snohomish County, City of Everett and numerous service organizations, Snohomish County has hosted a Project Homeless event annually since 2009. Over the years, the event has continued to grow and serve the homeless and those at risk of being homeless in our county. Read more.


Partners and Services
Project Homeless Connect partners provide numerous services from health and education to pet care and giveaways. View our 2017 list of partners.


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See More Resources
Project Homeless Connect Resources  Read our Making Ends Meet Report and learn more about poverty in Snohomish County on our Poverty Resource Page.


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