Project Homeless Connect


The next Project Homeless Connect event will take place
Friday July 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
at Bellingham High School

Thank you Whatcom County for making PHC 2017 another very successful event! With the generous support of donors and local businesses, we mobilized nearly 320 community volunteers and service providers to deliver encouragement and service to 510 neighbors on July 21st, 2017 at Bellingham High School. Your participation and interest made a powerful statement: We are one community and our prosperity is linked to the health and safety of every neighbor.


Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a national initiative sponsored by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), and is now implemented in well over 700 communities across the United States as well as Canada and Australia. Bellingham/Whatcom PHC was first adopted in 2007 during Phase 3 of the Whatcom County Plan to End Homelessness. United Way of Whatcom County continues as our fiscal agent.


Our local PHC is a 1-day, 1-stop event focused on mobilizing community volunteers and local service providers in order to:

  • Invite and welcome people who are homeless
  • Reduce barriers to service
  • Provide immediate and complete service outcomes
  • Create sustainable and long-term service partnerships
  • Track and publicize results that connect to the County Plan to End Homelessness

Among the many services available at PHC, guests can receive dental exams and services, vision and hearing screenings, housing intakes, DOL photo ID, haircuts, general medical exams, foot care, employment screenings, health insurance assistance, legal and dispute resolution counsel, GAU and SSA help, pet care, massage and chiropractic treatment, as well as literacy and library assistance.
The cornerstone of PHC is generous hospitality.  At PHC 2017, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks were prepared by Kelly’s O’Deli Catering and coffee was served throughout the day courtesy of Woods Coffee.  Community volunteers set up the event space, accompanied guests throughout the service venues at PHC, and served meals in the BHS Commons.  Music and entertainment was provided by Strangely and Friends outside before the doors opened at 9 AM and during lunch at noon.



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