WHAT IS PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT?
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event to provide housing, services, and hospitality in a convenient one-stop model directly to people experiencing homelessness in Anchorage. It is a way to bring service providers, government agencies, and the general community together to address a problem that affects everyone. The goal is to move from simply managing homelessness towards really ending it.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT?
Project Homeless Connect: Anchorage is about real solutions to a complex problem that results in a stronger community. Our mission is to bring together all sectors of the community to be active members in reducing and preventing homelessness in Anchorage. This model has been used by over a hundred communities and they all report success. Individuals experiencing homelessness are being connected to services quicker, gaining housing, and experiencing an increase in overall quality of life. In addition, by involving the general community, communities are reporting a change in the stigma linked to homelessness. Together can we bring about long lasting, substantive change in Anchorage.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Service Provider or Government Agency: Connect with Project Homeless Connect organizers and ensure your agency is represented at the event. Contact Carma Reed at Carma.Reed@hud.gov.