Project Homeless Connect

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.


Highlights from PHC 2017!

642 guests served
527 service provider volunteers
812 Smiling Face Client Guides and Information Guides
251 legal services provided
183 state IDs provided
148 housing-related services provided
154 grooming services provided
57 flu shots administered
178 dental screenings given
98 eye exams given
85 prescription glasses provided

New Service: Foot Care

Many of us will never have to go without well-fitting shoes or clean socks and won’t have to work very hard to keep our feet healthy and happy. For members of the homeless community, many of whom walk several miles a day to receive services without a good pair of shoes or a change of socks, it’s not always easy to take care of your feet. That’s why, in 2015, we added a foot care station to the services at PHC. This service started off with one dedicated wound care nurse, Karen Edwards, tending to the foot care needs of our guests. The three hour line for the foot care tent showed us that we needed to expand this service for future PHCs. Since then, a great team from St. Vincent’s has worked with Karen to expand the foot care area and provide top notch care to our grateful PHC guests.

Save the Date for PHC 2018

February 24, 2018
Boutwell Auditorium




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.

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