Update as of Spring 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on housing and public health has caused a tremendous amount of change both for the community experiencing homelessness and the agencies providing them vital care and services. Coming out of our fall 2021 event, Project Homeless Connect Kansas City is in the process of evolving our event in response to many of these changes so we can best serve Kansas Citians experiencing homelessness. As we make these modifications, we are postponing our next event, which is now tentatively scheduled for spring 2023.
As we re-envision Project Homeless Connect Kansas City, our greatest need is volunteers for the planning committee for our 2023 event. We anticipate the formal planning process to begin in August 2022, so please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org in the meantime if you would be interested in joining the committee. We anticipate subcommittees where we need additional support will include: service provider recruitment/management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing, logistics and event planning, and finance and fundraising.
As always, thanks to our dedicated service providers, volunteers, planning committees and the guests whom we serve at Project Homeless Connect Kansas City.
Project Homeless Connect is an annual, one-day free event for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Kansas City.
Right now there are nearly 1733 people in Kansas City experiencing homelessness and 386 are under the age of 18. (e.g. *2021 Point-in-Time Count, Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness).
Project Homeless Connect (PHCKC) historically took place at the Gregg/Klice Community Center. Participants are given access to difficult-to-obtain services including medical services, vision care, identification procurement, food and nutrition benefits, employment assistance, housing assistance and more.
Since 2014, Project Homeless Connect Kansas City has helped more than 300 homeless participants annually with the help of hundreds of community volunteers, service providers and agencies and gracious donors. Learn more about our past results.
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