Volunteers Still Needed For Project Homeless Connect in Everett Next Week

July 1, 2015

Events in Everett, Everett

Project Homeless Connect Everett

Click to visit the Project Homeless Connect information page.

MyEverettNews.com has written several stories this year about problems the city is trying to address for both those who are experiencing homelessness on the streets of Everett as well as citizens and business owners who are also being affected. There is no one simple answer to the problem and work is happening on several fronts.

For those who want to do more than just talk about helping those experiencing homelessness in Everett, here’s your chance. On Thursday July 9th at Evergreen Middle School in Everett you can join Project Homeless Connect. This annual event brings together a wide variety of community volunteers and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Direct services are provided on site to help combat homelessness and related issues.

Volunteers for this year are still needed in the following areas…

  • Pre-Event Set-Up on July 8th
  • Parking Attendants on July 9th
  • Registration Attendants on July 9th
  • Greeters on July 9th
  • General Event Support on July 9th
  • Childcare on July 9th
  • Greeter at Cascade High on July 9th
  • Exit Support on July 9th
  • Interpreters – ASL & Spanish on July 9th
  • Food Servers on July 9th
  • Post Event – Clean-Up/Tear-Down on July 9th

You can click here to apply to volunteer.

This is the seventh year Project Homeless Connect has been held in Everett and the second year for it to be at Evergreen Middle School.

Every year, on this day, services are provided free of charge to individuals and families seeking assistance. A sample of the services that are provided include:

  • DSHS eligibility screening
  • Social Security eligibility screening
  • Housing Information
  • Medical care
  • Dental care
  • Foot care
  • Vision screening and eyeglass vouchers
  • Pet care
  • Haircuts
  • Mental health assessment and brief counseling
  • Substance abuse screening
  • Hearing screening and assistance with hearing aids
  • Hepatitis testing and vaccination
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Homeless veteran outreach
  • Child support services
  • Children’s books
  • Hot meals
  • Backpacks filled with toiletries
    In 2014, Project Homeless Connect served approximately 1,300 clients at the event. A total of 258 staff from 84 programs and 268 volunteers made this event possible. Of the attendees, 256 people received haircuts, 151 dogs and cats were examined, and 139 individuals received foot care. Additional details are contained in the Final Report.

    Have more questions or need more info?

    If you have any general questions about the event or would like additional information, please contact Megan Farwell at 425.374.5543.

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