Welcome to the Minneapolis/Hennepin County Project Homeless Connect website. Project Homeless Connect, based on a nationally implemented best practice, is a one-stop-shop of comprehensive support services for people experiencing homelessness.
On December 10, 2012, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis hosted the 14th Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event. Transforming over 200,000
square feet of convention space into a one-stop service center, the event directly addressed the numerous and complex barriers that prevent homeless
individuals from finding lasting employment and securing safe, stable housing. PHC united 135 separate service agencies, providing a continuum of
services that included mental and chemical health care, employment training and placement, comprehensive medical and dental care, haircuts, ID
assistance, and voicemail services. Throughout the day, over 500 service providers and 700 volunteers helped more than 1,650 households individuals
obtain services. Guests were partnered with volunteers to identify and access necessary resources, explore previously unused benefits, and eat lunch
together. Project Homeless Connect is a service delivery model that has consistently been proven to be crucial in eliminating barriers to housing,
employment, education, and the myriad other factors that contribute to long-term homelessness.
Handouts for Guests
Information for Volunteers
Information for Stylists
In partnership with Project Homeless Connect, St. Stephen's Human Services has created The Oral History of Homelessness, an ongoing project that documents the stories of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota through portrait photography and first-person narration.