Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is an annual one-day event dedicated to serving individuals experiencing homelessness by providing health screenings and access to community resources in one convenient location.

This year marks the tenth year for Milwaukee County Project Homeless Connect and will be the event’s inaugural year in Waukesha County.

Founded in 2004 out of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Project Homeless Connect is a nationally recognized model aimed at serving people experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect. Over the last several years, cities and communities across the nation have taken on the model and made it their own.

United Way is the lead organizer locally for Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties’ Project Homeless Connect and utilizes many volunteers, government organizations, corporate partners, non-profit agencies, and philanthropic groups to make an impact on individuals experiencing homelessness.

Get Involved

  • Intake Volunteer: Assist with completing housing assessment for guests. Skilled volunteers with experience in social services required.

Questions About Volunteering? Contact Lori Hayes at 414.837.3639 or email.

  • Host a supply drive and collect cold weather gear and sleeping bags. See tips on hosting a successful drive.
  • Host a kit packing event to assemble first aid or health and hygiene kits for the attendees. Contact Karissa Gretebeck at 414.837.3140 or email to learn more.

  • Select an item from our Amazon Wish List and have it shipped directly to Nicole at United Way (225 W. Vine St. 53212). United Way will bring your donated items to the event.
  • Your gift to United Way’s Community Fund will help support both the Milwaukee and Waukesha Project Homeless Connect events.
  • Consider providing a corporate sponsorship to help offset the cost of these events. Contact John Andrekopoulos at 414.263.8117 or email.

Questions? Contact Krystina Kohler at 414.263.8181 or email.

The Impact

Since 2014, 2,357 people experiencing homelessness have attended Project Homeless Connect locally.

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