Project Homeless Connect

Another Project Homeless Connect has been completed and the results are amazing!

On-site Services: 2,154 connections

  • 988 people received a voucher for a free state ID or a birth certificate.
  • 482 people received a free haircut.
  • 272 people received a free package of pet food.
  • 100 people signed up for a free voicemail account.
  • 92 people received a basic needs pack.
  • 83 families received a free professional photo.
  • 37 children received on-site childcare.

Employment Services: 1,648 connections

  • 876 people received information or referral.
  • 241 people received employment counseling.
  • 192 people enrolled in job training.
  • 105 people received assistance with their resume.
  • 100 people received job search assistance.
  • 50 people completed a job application.
  • 44 people made a follow-up appointment.
  • 30 people set up free email addresses.
  • 20 people received employment assistance grants.

Housing Services: 1,473 connections

  • 846 people received housing search assistance.
  • 512 people received housing information and referrals.
  • 60 people were placed on housing waiting lists.
  • 36 people completed housing applications.
  • 31 people made a follow-up appointment.

Health Care Services: 1,135 connections

  • 859 people received information or referrals.
  • 163 people received harm reduction counseling.
  • 76 people received a mental health assessment.
  • 20 people received health care counseling.
  • 16 people made a follow-up appointment.

Medical: 1,400 connections

  • 317 people received dental exams.
  • 206 were screened for Diabetes and/or Hypertension.
  • 210 reading glasses were distributed.
  • 142 people received dental treatments, including 106 who had teeth extracted.
  • 76people received free prescription eyeglasses.
  • 70 people received chiropractic services.
  • 69 people received flu shots.
  • 55 people received an eye exam.
  • 53 people received foot care.
  • 52 people had a medical visit with a nurse.
  • 50 children received a Child and Teen check-up.
  • 33 people received medication counseling from a Pharmacist.
  • 20 people were screened for skin cancer.
  • 16 women were screened for breast cancer.
  • 16 people who had teeth pulled were provided with medications .
  • 9 people’s eye glasses were adjusted or repaired.
  • 6 people made a follow-up appointment.

Community Resources: 759 connections

  • 568 people received information and referrals.
  • 124 people received counseling.
  • 67 people made a follow-up appointment.

Youth Services: 424 connections

  • 375 youth received information or referrals.
  • 24 youth made a follow-up appointment.
  • 14 youth received counseling.
  • 10 youth enrolled in job training.
  • 1 youth completed a housing application.

Legal Services: 285 connections

  • 78 people saw a lawyer regarding civil law.
  • 75 people saw a lawyer regarding criminal law.
  • 54 people received legal assistance with obtaining their birth certificates.
  • 51 people saw a lawyer regarding family law.
  • 27people saw a lawyer regarding housing law.

Benefits: 369 connections

  • 158 people received help with financial assistance, health care, or food stamp applications.
  • 150 people received help with Social Security benefits applications.
  • 37 people made a follow-up appointment.
  • 24 people received information or referral.

Education: 284 connections

  • 180 people received information or referral.
  • 73 people received information on GED assistance.
  • 2 children were enrolled in school.
  • 1 person received financial assistance counseling.

Veterans Services: 177 connections

  • 114 vets received help with veterans’ benefits.
  • 46 vets received information or referral.
  • 12 vets received counseling.
  • 5 vets made a follow-up appointment.

Parenting Resources: 172 connections

  • 45 people received information or referral.
  • 33 families received parent counseling.
  • 33 families completed an application for Head Start.
  • 11 people made a follow-up appointment.

The next one is in May.  I highly recommend it to anyone who can make it.

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