Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 2018 is scheduled for January 25 from 9am-2pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Road, Vancouver, 98661*. Men, women and children attend and will have access to haircuts, housing planning, job assistance, counseling, foot washing, dental care, social service programs, and more.
Each year Council for the Homeless coordinates Project Homeless Connect – an annual one-day resource fair for people experiencing homelessness in our community. Many thanks to St. Joseph Catholic Church and numerous volunteers and service providers who make the day a success. Hundreds of people are assisted with eye care, dental care, haircuts, housing assistance, mental health resources, veteran’s information, clothes and shoes, and more.
In 2017, of the 276 attendees, 191 were homeless, 50 were living doubled-up with family or friends, and 35 had their own housing but feared losing their housing in the near future. These numbers are up from 2016 and 2015 that saw 212 and 213 attendees respectively. However, the last three years saw a decrease from 2014 and 2013. In 2014, 342 people attended Project Homeless Connect and in 2013 the number was 437.