Special Event Details
Project Homeless Connect - 2019
Dates: 2/16/2019 - 2/16/2019
1,500 volunteers, public servants, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, and citizens will assemble under one roof to help people who are homeless in our community through Project Homeless Connect. This innovative one-day event is about breaking the cycle of homelessness, increasing access to services and ending chronic homelessness in Central Alabama. For one day, Project Homeless Connect will give people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to access an array of services in a system which is often difficult to understand and navigate. Project Homeless Connect (PHC) links homeless individuals, veterans, and families to housing, medical services, identification services, veterans' services, employment services, and haircuts. Be a part of Birmingham's solution to homelessness. Volunteers are needed to serve as "Smiling Face Client Guides" for Project Homeless Connect 2017. Smiling Faces Client Guides are the first contact clients have at the service center. Their role is crucial in helping engage clients and making them feel welcome! Client guides are asked to commit to 4.5 hours to ensure your client recieves all the service they need. Additional Information: We're asking that volunteers not affiliated with a specific agency to please wear a red t-shirt to the event. Signs will be in place to direct you! Thanks for volunteering! Please note this event is for persons 18 and older. Disclaimer: Volunteers who register for the 11:30 and 12:15 shifts might be assigned to other duties depending upon the client flow at that time.