Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event sponsored by community leaders and designed to provide various services and hospitality in a convenient one-stop model directly to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
More than 477 events in over 200 cities since 2004 are evidence of the rapid adoption of this innovation. Cities of every size from coast to coast have engaged in Project Homeless Connect events.
Our Local Event
Vanderburgh Homeless Connect, sponsored by the Commission on Homelessness and other community partners, will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 9:00-2:00 at The Old National Events Plaza (formerly The Centre), Brooks Exhibit Hall.
The 2014 event served 1009 guests through 77 vendors and more than 90 community volunteers.
People in our area who are homeless or near-homeless will be invited and welcomed to the event. This day of services will be shaped around the values of
Hospitality from the whole community, with consumers as welcomed Guests
Immediacy- same-day results for consumers
Community- voluntary civic participation
Partnership across agencies and sectors of the community
Excellence through rigorous evaluation and improvement
Linked to Destination: Home
Vanderburgh Homeless Connect is a key to strategies in Destination: Home, the ten-year plan to end homelessness in Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Destination: Home aims to “maximize resources and access to services through coordination of existing services and providers.”
Vanderburgh Homeless Connect can not occur without the dedicated volunteers who will be engaged in various roles to make the event a success. Training will be provided to those who will be investing their time in welcoming, assisting and serving guest at the event.
The menu of services available can be as rich as the kinds of service providers who are willing and able to be present and offer some form of immediate service- processing an application, administering health screenings, preparing tax returns, assisting with job searches, cutting hair and more!
Areas of service include:
* Government Assistance
* Veterans Services
* Quality of Life Services
To find out where you, your group, agency or business fits with Vanderburgh Homeless Connect, make contact today. firstname.lastname@example.org