Project Homeless Connect

Rating: 4.61 stars   87 reviews


25 Van Ness Avenue Suite 340 San Francisco CA 94102 USA


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.


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:

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I brought 60 students from the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and was really impressed by the infectious enthusiasm. The formerly homeless who work with Project Homeless Connect are really incredible individuals who inspire with their cheerful hard work.

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

working with Henry

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

Serve as a model for health care and social welfare for all residents

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University of San Francisco School of Nursing

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

They set it up pretty good. All the needs that I had were met. like: mental health, substance abuse, SSI. Nothing much to improve. All my appointments are set up for this week.

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

pay people more.

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

the friendly people.

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


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

put everybody in housing that needs housing.

Ways to make it better...

I hadn't been a volunteer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting people that are concerned.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We need more low income housing.

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