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
The fifth annual Vanderburgh Homeless Connect, sponsored by the
Evansville-Vanderburgh County Commission on Homelessness and other community
partners, will take place on March 21, 2013, at The Centre, Brooks Exhibit Hall.
The 2012 event served 625 households through 60 vendors staffed with 276
professionals and more than 80 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