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United Way's Project Homeless Connect aims to win the fight for DC's homeless population

In a city that boasts wealth and power, there are more than 6,500 people living in shelters or on the streets.
Credit: United Way of the National Capital Area
Project Homeless Connect 2018

WASHINGTON — Project Homeless Connect brings together essential services at the area’s largest resource fair to meet the needs of our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

The number of families experiencing homelessness has decreased by 12 percent since 2018, with the closure of DC General and the District’s opening of three Short Term Family Housing sites. 

However, the number of singles adults experiencing homelessness has increased slightly by nearly three percent.

United Way of the National Capital Area brings together local service providers from medical, to housing, to employment and much more - serving over 1,500 PHC participants to date.

Andre, a 2018 participant said, "This place has really just allowed me to connect with some places that I have been trying to get to and just been too busy to get to."

#PHC matches each participant with someone who guides him or her through the event.

RELATED: Project Homeless Connect 2018

In one day, PHC participants gain access to services that might otherwise take months to secure. 

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd,
9 am – 3 pm
DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol Street, SE, Washington DC, 20003

Credit: UWNCA Project Homeless Connect
UWNCA Project Homeless Connect

For more information: United Way National Capital Area 

Sign up to become a Project Homeless Connect Buddy

Volunteer Shifts:
Mornings: 8 am to 12 pm
Lunch Shift: 10 am to 2 pm
Afternoon Shift: 11 am to 3 pm

Consider donating - 84% of funds go directly to helping people in our community.

Credit: United Way NCA
2018 Project Homeless Connect


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