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Project Homeless Connect

Wednesday
Aug. 6, 2014
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Richmond Memorial Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

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More than 8,000 people experience homelessness in Contra Costa County each year, and on any given night, nearly 3,800 people are homeless. Project Homeless Connect provides vital services to these people under one roof, in one day.

We expect to help more than 1,000 people on Aug. 6, but we need your help.

Whether you have skills to help deliver services, or simply time to guide our clients to the right lines, your volunteer effort plays an important role at Project Homeless Connect – and in the future success of your neighbors in need.

To volunteer, please click the volunteer link above. For additional questions, email projecthomelessconnect@hsd.cccounty.us.

If you or your organization are interested in providing professional services, please complete our online Service Provider Form. You can also help get the word out by putting up a flyer.



We need Volunteers and Service Providers to help:

  • Greet and route people
  • Serve food
  • Complete applications for medical care and dental care
  • Provide translation
  • Provide employment services and placement
  • Provide legal assistance and referral
  • Provide mental health and substance abuse counseling and referral
  • Provide domestic violence counseling and referral
  • Provide massage, foot care and pet care
  • Provide bicycle and wheelchair repair
Volunteers will join with nonprofits, corporations, government agencies, faith-based organizations and homeless services and housing providers.


Background


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.