Project Homeless Connect: Donate! Volunteer!

Our seventh annual Project Homeless Connect is Saturday, April 5 at Boutwell Auditorium. PHC is designed to provide an array of necessary services to people experiencing homelessness in our area — services that will help them leave homelessness forever. In one place, on one day, One Roof, Hands on Birmingham, City of Birmingham, United Way, and 65+organizations and businesses collaborate to eliminate barriers to housing for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Check out this post from Michelle Farley, our Executive Director, to learn more about this event, then follow the links below to support One Roof’s efforts.

DONATE:

A $20.00 donation will provide State ID for one homeless person struggling to move past that homeless state. One Roof will spend $3500 – $4500 at Project Homeless Connect just for State ID. Please partner with One Roof to provide identification.

It is hard to move out of homelessness if you are sick, or if you can’t afford to purchase the medications that keep you well. One Roof pays for the life-saving medications (no narcotics) prescribed for clients at Project Homeless Connect. One Roof will spend $1500 – $2500 for medications. Partner with One Roof now to provide medication.

VOLUNTEER:

Want to participate in this life-changing (for clients AND volunteers) event? Sign up at Hands On Birmingham to be one of the 1,000 Smiling Faces needed to make PHC successful. Smiling Faces receive a brief training at PHC and then help homeless clients navigate the Boutwell to get the services they need.

Have mobility issues but still want to volunteer?  Contact Valerie@oneroofonline.org to be:

  • A Line Guide: Monitor lines for specific services to make certain clients are in the correct line, have the items they need to access that specific service, etc (can be done mostly from a stationary folding chair).

  • A Door Docent: Sit in a folding chair at entrances, exits, and no-access doors to make certain that event participants are going in the right direction.

LEARN:

Click here for more information on Project Homeless Connect and other One Roof events and programs.

PASS IT ON: 

Already donated? Signed up to volunteer?  Still want to make more of a difference in the life of someone struggling to get out of homelessness? Share this information with friends, family, neighbors, church groups, civic organizations, Greek affiliations, etc!
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