Project Homeless Connect-Baltimore
The 3rd Annual Project Homeless Connect-Baltimore will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Project Homeless Connect 2013 was an overwhelming success. 2000 people who were facing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless received services to improve their quality of life and help them get on the path toward self-sufficiency:
- 400 people received a social security card or got information on how to obtain one from the Social Security Administration
- 600 people received a state photo ID from the Motor Vehicle Administration
- 115 people obtained a birth certificate
- 350 people received a haircut
- 100 people received dental care
- 100 people received medical care
- 260 people received a free cell phone
50 percent of participants reported that they could not have received these services without Project Homeless Connect!
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About Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect is a national model for helping the homeless community by bringing together services to meet every need into one place at one time. This model has been recognized by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and has been replicated in nearly 300 cities throughout the United States.
The event provides on-site services for the local homeless community, such as medical exams and screenings, haircuts, legal advice, identification, access to healthy food, and more. Participating homeless and at-risk individuals and families are paired with a volunteer guide, who helps participants navigate the various services and share the experience of the event.
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Project Homeless Connect is made possible by United Way of Central Maryland, The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Human Services - Homeless Services Program and Baltimore-area service providers.