Project Homeless Connect
What is Project Homeless Connect?
Every two to three months the San Francisco Mayor's office and city agencies partner with nonprofits to serve homeless individuals and families at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Project Homeless Connect (PHC) serves over 1,000 homeless people, providing them with food, clothing, and health, social, and legal services all at once, in one single place. The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) has been involved with PHC from the start, running a Legal Clinic and partnering with the DMV to provide replacement ID cards.
Who Can Volunteer?
Attorneys with experience in landlord-tenant, criminal, consumer, employment, and other common areas of law can meet with clients, offering brief advice and sometimes helping them draft letters or fill out legal forms. Newer attorneys, or attorneys without this experience, can be invaluable, doing intake with the clients, listening to their stories and helping us discern the nature of the legal problems presented. All of this work is very rewarding, and gives the volunteer a unique window into a world we usually only catch a glimpse of as we rush by on the street.
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For more information about Project Homeless Connect or to sign up for the next event please contact our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.782.8996