The 10th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day, one-stop event offering services, housing, and hospitality to those experiencing homelessness and event organizers are asking for community support to serve the over 1,000 people expected to be seeking services at the events.
A wide array of free services are provided for homeless individuals and families as well as those who are at risk of homelessness. Services include medical, dental, and eye care; housing services; DMV ID cards; birth certificates; haircuts; hot meals; family support services; and veteran support services.
The following locations are holding PHC events simultaneously on Thursday, January 26, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.:
- Hanford: Pentecostal Church of God; 323 E. 11th St.
- Tulare: First Baptist Church; 469 N. Cherry St.
- Visalia: Visalia Rescue Mission Community Center; 741 N. Santa Fe St.
PHC depends on donations and volunteers to fulfill various duties throughout the day at all three venues.
Donations of sleeping bags, blankets, tents, tarps, reading glasses, dog food, socks, ponchos, plus size warm clothing (men’s and women’s), beanies, scarves, and gloves are needed for distribution at the events.
Volunteer positions include greeters, intake and check-in volunteers, hospitality volunteers, meal service, and set-up and break-down volunteers. Morning and afternoon volunteer shifts are available and all event locations are in great need of volunteers. People interested in volunteering or donating can visit https://www.kthomelessalliance.org/phc/ for details on venue-specific registration and drop off locations.