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Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day, one-stop event that provides immediate healthcare, social services and housing resources to persons experiencing homelessness in Contra Costa County. PHC events are a national and international phenomenon that began nearly a decade ago in San Francisco. Now, over 200 communities participate in Project Homeless Connects throughout the United States, Australia, and Canada.

In Contra Costa, Project Homeless Connect is held annually and moves around to each of the three major regions of the County - specifically, to the cities of Richmond, Concord, and Antioch with the goals to 1) improve access to services and housing for homeless adults, youth and families, 2) improve the homeless system of care through collaboration and the sharing of best practices, and 3) partner with volunteers, services providers, faith-based organizations, the business community, and corporations to increase awareness and secure community involvement, commitment, and investment in ending homelessness.

To meet these goals, the County Homeless Program partners with over 250 services providers, businesses and community volunteers to provide 1000 participants with free services that include medical care, substance abuse and mental health counseling, family services, shelter, legal assistance, state-issued identification cards, and haircuts.

To find out more information about Project Homeless Connect, please email projecthomelessconnect@hsd.cccounty.us. Our next event will take place August 6, 2014 at the Richmond Auditorium.


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