We are a statewide initiative to end the cycle of homelessness.
The homelessness of any person or family is both a human tragedy and a community failure, resulting in the loss of human potential and precious public and private dollars. We can move forward to address this failure even in these tough economic times by investing in cost-effective strategies. We are a community of Minnesotans who have developed and are implementing strategies that promote individual and community success and provide a sound return on public and private investments.
Project Homeless Connect
Ending homelessness, one person at a time. On May 23, 2011, nearly 1,000 volunteers and 500 service providers gathered to serve people experiencing homelessness at the Minneapolis/Hennepin County Project Homeless Connect. This event is a one-stop shop model designed to provide support services in a central location to people experiencing homelessness. Services range from housing, employment, and medical care to benefits, legal assistance, ID cards, and haircuts. At the event, more than 2,000 guests were partnered with volunteers to identify and access the key services needed to help eliminate barriers to stability. The next event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012. To volunteer or learn more, please visit www.homelessconnectminneapolis.org.
Homeless is my address, not my name. View this powerful exhibition created from hundreds of conversations with individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Minnesota. Through striking portraits and audio, the exhibit will undoubtedly alter your perceptions of homelessness. Presented by St. Stephens Human Services in partnership with Heading Home Minnesota and the Family Housing Fund. The exhibit displayed in July 2011 at the Russell Senate Building in D.C. at the invitation of Senator Al Franken. Visitwww.oralhistoryofhomelessness.org