Project Homeless Connect

Rating: 4.61 stars   88 reviews

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Location: 25 Van Ness Avenue Suite 340 San Francisco CA 94102 USA

Mission: The mission of Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is to connect San Franciscan's experiencing homelessness with the resources they need to move forward. 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 individuals who are homeless in San Francisco. Services include medical, mental health, substance abuse, dental, SSI benefits, legal counseling, eyeglasses, California ID, food, voice mail, employment counseling and job placement, wheelchair repair and more. As of September 2008, 18,600 volunteers have provided services to 26,600 San Franciscans experiencing homelessness.
Results: Project Homeless Connect is one of the most innovative partnerships between a city, its residents and its sectors. Project Homeless Connect has been adopted by the National Department of Housing and Development as as a National Best Practice model, and has been copied in over 220 cities across the United States in addition to engaging over 20,000 volunteers from San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia have also adopted Project Homeless Connect as a model towards ending homelessness. For more information visit: www.projecthomelessconnect.org
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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

with 22% of hunters point homeless, you will need to have this twice a month for 6 months before you see an impact

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More of these. Twice a month

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2007-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Everything was good today. I'd like to see this more. The best part was meeting all the new people. I've been living here a long time and it is nice to see fresh people. This is like that thing that happens once a year that is good.

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Make this event bigger and help more people.

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2007-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Got some food. All the volunteers were helpful. Signed up for services. Favorite part was being escorted by the young ladies. What would have been more helpful? I wanted more information on housing opportunities.

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2007-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Everybody was very helpful. Lunch was excellent. The services provided were good and people were friendly. I enjoyed myself. I didn't need it as much as others but had a lot of fun.

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2007-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I wouldn't change anything. Getting an ID was the best part. Everything you could possible need is here. Lots of nice people.

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Do more of the same. Everything is right here.

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2007-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Very very good celebration today. I thank you for lunch. Good doctors appointment. I am from Russia and appreciate these events in the US.

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Too windy here. Too long of a wait to get a haircut. An hour! I made some great connections. AA had a booth. The medical help was really outstanding. They sent up an appointment for me for next tue. Right online. and they set me up with a primary doctor. I haven't had one for five years. -Carl Parkes

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Advdertise the program more widely. Especially in the tenderloin. I just found out about the project this morning. I've never seen any flyers or advertising. They should hand out a pamphlet with all of the organizations in the city that help the homeless. There's a lot of help out there, but it is hard to track down. Flyers in SRO hotel lobbies would really been seen.

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2007-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Best: The coming together of everybody. I don't think you could make it any better. So far it is beautiful.

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More help with shelter. That's what people really need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

These are always a 5. But they should start offering canvas bags instead of paper for groceries. They need to start offering housing help as well. Maybe convert a warehouse or hotel. Other than that, it is wonderful. Everyone is really great. This location was good. But when this event was inside it went smoother in the past. -Robert Williams

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Keep helping the homeless

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Everything stays open from the beginning to the end. I got everything I needed. Everything went perfectly for me today

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

.I got everything I needed today and they are about to do my teeth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change the setting. I think the outdoor setting here is not as good as the downtown setting. Not as many people or as organized. A lot of people are scared of coming to this neighborhood - Hunter's Point. I was raised here, of course, I'm going to have a good time, it's home.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the lunch - it was filling.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were nice and real great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

put it in my pocket :) just joking.

Ways to make it better...

nothing.

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