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From Where We Started (2007) to Where we are Now!

Counties across the United States have been adopting the Project Homeless Connect model and integrating it into their communities for years.  With this model, the nation is helping more and more individuals and families get critical care, services and information.  

In 2006, an individual within Washington County decided it was time we adopt the program as well. With much dedication, work and passion, Kim Marshall made it happen. With the support and backing of The Good Neighbor Center, Kim was able to begin planning Washington County's 1st Project Homeless Connect.

In the past 7 years, collaboration is what has made the event grow.  Washington County Project Homeless Connect was able to partner with Vision Action Network, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, Good Neighbor Center, Washington County and Providence Health & Services.  Working together, various volunteers and community sponsors now successfully bring the following services to the Homeless community of Washington County, each year.

It is because of non-profit agencies, the public, faith and business partners that this event is truly a success.

The numbers below show the growth we have had over the last 4 events.
2007 EVENT SUMMARY

157 People Served
25 Intakes Completed within First Hour
200 Meals Served 
18 Showers Taken
250 Sack Lunches Given Out
24 Section 8 Applications Completed
25 People Provided with Food Stamps by DHS
27 Kids in the Children's Area
36 Full Eye Exams
8 Certificates for Exams at Pacific University
40 Pairs Glasses Given Out
13 HIV Tests Done
40 Haircuts Given


2010 EVENT SUMMARY

500+ People Served
1200 Meals Served 
25 Full Eye Exams & Eye Glasses Vouchers
117 Haircuts Given
28 HIV Tests Done
1000 Condoms Given
70 Dental Screenings & Education
500 Bus Tickets Passed Out
185 Phone Cards Given Out
1500 Library Books Distributed
350 People Given Library Services
150 H1N1 Vaccines Given
36 Pets Received Veterinary Care
50+ Pets Received Food & Supplies
275 Volunteers Worked
65 Key Leaders Attending Morning Briefing
65 Non-Profit, Public, Faith & Business Partners