Project Homeless Connect
Countdown to Project Homeless Connect 2017!
Project Homeless Connect is an annual day of services held in one place with one goal: to break down the barriers to safe, decent, affordable housing. In partnership with the City of Birmingham, the United Way of Central Alabama, and Hands On Birmingham, One Roof collaborates with over 60 agencies to offer services ranging from legal services to state ID cards to medical care, among many others. Providing these services in one place, at no cost to PHC guests, makes them much more accessible to the men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in greater Birmingham.
PHC 2017 will be held on March 4th at Boutwell Auditorium! Doors and registration will open to guests starting at 8:00 AM that morning. Services will be provided throughout the afternoon, however, the front doors and registration will close at 12 Noon.
March 4, 2017, 8 AM
1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203
If you are a participating PHC service provider agency, we will have a planning meeting on February 2, 2017, 2 PM – 4 PM in the second floor cafeteria of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services (1515 6th Avenue South). Please let Gordon Sullivan know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend this meeting.
YOU CAN HELP
As you may know, the price of state IDs has increased from about $20.00 to nearly $40.00. For people experiencing homelessness, this precious document can empower them to leave homelessness forever. Without a state ID, it is extremely difficult to apply for housing or employment, and it is just as difficult to access a bank account or health services. Donate $40.00 today and you can ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community are empowered to leave homelessness forever, and that anyone experiencing homelessness can be issued a state ID at Project Homeless Connect.
It takes nearly 1,000 volunteers to put on Project Homeless Connect. Volunteers serve as Smiling Faces Client Guides and help guide guests at PHC through all the services they wish to access. Smiling Faces are a vital part of making guests feel welcome and comfortable at PHC. Volunteers can sign up through Hands On Birmingham’s website.