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HUFF, Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village, and More at Project Homeless Connect
by HUFF
Wednesday May 21st, 2014 2:46 PM
Project Homeless Connect Santa Cruz took place on May 20 at the Kaiser Permanente Arena this year. According to Project Homeless Connect's website: "In order to provide an integrated system of care Project Homeless Connect focuses on each aspect of homelessness, providing everything from California identification and disability benefits to clean socks and a warm meal. Hundreds of individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies provide PHC and its clients with services such as dental care, eyeglasses, family support, food, HIV testing, housing, hygiene products, medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, SSI benefits, legal advice, California identification cards, voice mail, employment counseling, job placement, wheelchair repair, veterinary services, and more."
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Photo: Mother and daughter volunteers.


This year's event featured tabling by Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) and Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village.


About Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect originated in San Francisco in 2004 when Mayor Gavin Newsome challenged his county workers to create a better system of care for the homeless community. The one-day service model they created proved extremely effective and since its inception Project Homeless Connect has spread to more than 220 cities in 3 different countries. The federal government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness has declared Project Homeless Connect a national best practice model and in May of 2009, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Sean Donovan expressed interest in showcasing Project Homeless Connect as a best practice for national service as part of the recently signed Service Act.

In order to provide an integrated system of care Project Homeless Connect focuses on each aspect of homelessness, providing everything from California identification and disability benefits to clean socks and a warm meal. Hundreds of individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies provide PHC and its clients with services such as dental care, eyeglasses, family support, food, HIV testing, housing, hygiene products, medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, SSI benefits, legal advice, California identification cards, voice mail, employment counseling, job placement, wheelchair repair, veterinary services, and more.


Project Homeless Connect Santa Cruz
http://www.phc-santacruz.org/

Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom
http://www.huffsantacruz.org/

Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village
http://www.facebook.com/santacruzsanctuary
§Salvation Army volunteer
by HUFF Wednesday May 21st, 2014 2:46 PM
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The Salvation Army utterly rocks their donation of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for attendants of Project Homeless Connect 2014.
§Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village volunteers
by HUFF Wednesday May 21st, 2014 2:46 PM
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§Pat Colby of Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF)
by HUFF Wednesday May 21st, 2014 2:46 PM
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§Robert Norse and Becky Johnson of HUFF
by HUFF Wednesday May 21st, 2014 2:46 PM
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§Pat Colby and Coral Reef
by HUFF Wednesday May 21st, 2014 2:46 PM
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