Community Service

In 2004, the San Francisco Department of Public Health created Project Homeless Connect as a way to bring necessary services to the homeless. Because of Project Homeless Connect, a person experiencing homelessness is able to obtain as many services in one day as would otherwise take months.


During each event, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies provide PHC and its participants with services such as dental care, medical care, mental health services, prescription glasses, HIV testing, housing assistance, food, legal advice, California identification cards, voice mail accounts, employment counseling/job placement, wheelchair repair, addiction services, and more. As of October 2014, close to 50,000 volunteers provided services to more than 75,000 homeless and low-income San Franciscans.

Project Homeless Connect excels in connecting the most vulnerable San Franciscans to vital resources throughout the city. At our one-stop shop events and in our office every day, we link participants to difficult-to-obtain services including medical, dental and vision care, and employment assistance. By mobilizing city and community agencies, as well as thousands of volunteers, we are able to ensure that our participants receive holistic care in a dignified setting.

The federal government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness has declared Project Homeless Connect a national best practice model. PHC has been replicated in over 260 cities across the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia.

Project Homeless Connect
25 Van Ness Avenue. Suite 340
San Francisco, CA 94102

Rebecca SchingelCommunity Service