Project Homeless Connect has become a nationwide movement to increase access to services for the homeless and engage the community in finding a solution for homelessness. Connecting homeless persons to services and involving citizens in the work to end homelessness is the goal of Washington County Project Homeless Connect.
Volunteers will sit down with every homeless client that attends the event and learn about their past. We need to collect data for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This information determines a substantial amount of the funding programs will receive. These are the programs that help provide critical services for people and families struggling with homelessness in Washington County.
No past experience is required. We just ask that you are willing to initiate conversations and be an eager listener.
- Initials (didn’t need the full name, just an identifier), Age, Sex, and Race.
- We checked the corresponding box if the following applied: veteran, farmworker, domestic violence, corrections facility in the last 90 days, physically disabled, developmentally disabled, mental/emotional disorder, substance abuse, chronic health issues.
- Whether they were in foster care as a child. If so, the date they left the system.
- How long they have been homeless.
- Where did they stay at night: car, friend/family, street, etc.
- What part of the county they were in most frequently
- Reason for homelessness
Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39