Project Homeless Connect Overview
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Target demographics: San Francisco Homeless, San Francisco Citizens, San Francisco Youth and their families, Low income youth and their families, residents of public housing, limited English speaking communities and the disabled who have limited access to computers and the internet.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco
Project Homeless Connect (PHC), a national best practice model, originated in San Francisco under Mayor Gavin Newsom in October 2004. Today, PHC is emulated in 170 cities across the United States as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. Every other month over 1000 community volunteers partner with city government, non-profits and the private sector to provide a one-stop shop of health and human services for homeless San Franciscans. Services include medical, mental health, substance abuse, housing, dental, SSI benefits, legal counseling, eyeglasses, California ID, food, voicemail, employment counseling and job placement, wheelchair repair and more. As of September 2008, 18,600 volunteers have provided services to 26,600 homeless and poor San Franciscans.
For more information visit: www.projecthomelessconnect.org