Homeless Connect is a an annual collaborative event between Project WeHOPE and the San Mateo County Human Services and held at the WeHOPE warming shelter, where the goal is to offer a day of assistance, counseling and care for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
An average of 25 community and governmental agencies participate each year to help homeless adults, youth, families and seniors receive short-term assistance with food, shelter and medical care, and long-term assistance with recovery services, veterans benefits and employment services. Also included are on-site bicycle repairs, flu shots, haircuts, a hot meal and the county’s mobile health clinic.
Homeless Connect is a targeted community outreach program that brings clients and services together in one place. It actively engages large numbers of homeless clients in a short time period, providing them access to a broad menu of services. The event has the value-added benefit of engaging government, community, and the clients themselves as partners in finding solutions to homelessness.
How To Get Involved As A Volunteer:
As a volunteer you’ll help Project WeHOPE staff in ensuring the day goes smoothly. Tasks may include helping register clients as they arrive, serve meals (breakfast & lunch), and other tasks needed. RSVP above to let us know if you can attend. Once you submit your request our Project WeHOPE volunteer staff will be in contact to confirm.
For Homeless Clients:
Connect with local service providers at the 4th Annual EPA Homeless Connect on Thursday, September 22 from 9 am – 1 pm at the Project WeHOPE Shelter located at 1858 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Get your flu shots, sign up for HIV testing, receive hair cuts, and connect with other medical, housing, employment and legal service providers. Breakfast and lunch will also be served for registered participants, as well as free showers and laundry. For more information, contact Alicia Garcia at 650-779-5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.