At Project Homeless Connect, we take the health and wellbeing of participants, providers, volunteers, and staff very seriously. Project Homeless Connect is committed to continuing to provide essential services to our participants, with modified methods for community health and safety. We will be implementing the following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness Plan until further notice.
PHC plans to continue providing services through Appointments, Curbside Pick-Up, and Virtual Support; our Service Coordinators remain available to support Participants. For needs that cannot be provided virtually, especially financial needs, such as through our mail services or HandUp Point redemption, we will make appointments directly with Participants.
PHC is determined to continue providing services. We are simply reworking the framework with which we provide them temporarily.
- Curbside Pickup of Selective Services and Needs.
- Updated information regarding available services and resources in San Francisco.
- Where to access food, hand-washing stations, legal support, case management, clothing, and other basic needs.
- Mail services either through mail forwarding or emergency appointments.
- HandUp Campaign Point Redemption.
- Limited In Person services for Emergency Financial Support for individuals facing an immediate need, loss of housing, or health emergency.
- Maintaining an updated Available Services Guide amid the many provider modifications.
- COVID-19 Information as it is made available from the Dept. of Public Health.
Resource Line: 1-855-588-7968
As an added way to support our neighbors and community at this time, we have distributed nearly all of our sanitizing supplies to shelters and homeless outreach workers, with the exception of the supplies we need as a team to continue providing emergency appointments. We have provided hundreds of our supplies which will directly help to prevent the spread of the infection and protect the community.
We will need your support to replenish our supplies, nearly 2 years worth of supplies, when we have come through this crisis and permitted to re-open our in person services and large-scale events.
We made this decision because at this time of crisis – we are all a part of one community – It takes us all!
Effective immediately, all individual and group volunteer shifts are cancelled until May 3rd. Join us in a Virtual “Compassion In Place” program to engage with one another, no matter how far!
Learn More HERE.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please consider making a gift to Project Homeless Connect today to ensure we can continue to care for those most in need while also working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These donations will also help us to ensure we can replenish supplies in the soon future.
Hand sanitizers and masks are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. If you have access to hand sanitizers, masks, wipes, or gloves please share them with our neighbors that have limited access to hand washing. You may also donate these products to Project Homeless Connect, and we will provide to Homeless Providers, Outreach Workers, and people without homes who need access to necessary hygiene and sanitation supplies. We are working with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to ensure that supplies get distributed to Providers in need.
We are now accepting handmade face masks! To make your own face masks, use the tutorial below. Submit This Form to donate masks to shelters and providers in your community.
Please complete this form accurately to the best of your ability. Once received, we will contact you to schedule a drop-off/delivery in San Francisco. Please note that we cannot accept homemade items at this time.
Make a donation to one of our Participant’s fundraising campaigns! Many of our Participants have created fundraising campaigns for specific needs to help them reach their goals. You can help them reach their goals through one of their HandUp campaigns!
COVID-19 Resource Information:
The PHC Preparedness Plan has been made with the support of the Department of Public Health, the CDC, and medical providers. Please visit and share the following pages for further helpful information:
- SFDPH Updates & Alerts
- FAQ to Reduce the risk of spreading the virus
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- COVID-19 Facts & Information
- Bathroom & Hand-washing Access in San Francisco
- Webinar on Infectious Disease and Preparedness amongst homeless service providers
If you are experiencing symptoms and do not have a primary care provider, you can go to Urgent Care at 50 Ivy Street (also called Whole Person Integrated Care – Urgent Care) Monday-Thursday 8:00-6:30, Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 9:00-5:00. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, seek care at any emergency department.