The past year has been a tremendous one with many changes for Project Homeless Connect. Some of the achievements we are most proud of include:
o Development of Hearing Services to go within our “Core Senses” Program. Now, in addition to Vision Care and Dental Care, PHC also offers hearing screenings and follow up care through a partnership with the Hearing and Speech Center.
o Improved methods of evaluating our services over the last few years has helped us to better understand the impact of our programs, to highlight what is working well, and to make changes when necessary to improve our long-term impact.
o Bringing Mobile Services to new neighborhoods, including the Richmond and Sunset Districts through our “CareVan” so that we are better able to reach people where they are at.
o Developing a “Compassion Training” presentation for schools, companies, and community groups to better understand the issues surrounding homelessness. We have provided compassion trainings to BiRite Market, UCSF, and the Richmond Neighborhood Community Center to name a few.
o We moved into a new location, 1031 Franklin Street, a huge endeavor that included a year of searching for a new space, months of outreach to Participants and the community, and setting up an entirely new office structure – all without pausing access to our services!
In the last fiscal year, PHC provided services for 9,697 people in need. When a Participant comes to us, it is with the trust that we will work hard to find solutions to the barriers that they face, because that is the Mission of Project Homeless Connect – to connect people to services and resources that would otherwise be difficult to access.
We are proud to share our Annual Impact Report from fiscal year 2018/19. We want to thank all of the donors, volunteers, neighbors, and Participants that come together every year to support our programs and build Compassion.