Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect Health Screening​Families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis were able to access a variety of supportive services and resources during Project Homeless Connect on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center.

Approximately 100 individuals were connected to a variety of services and resources to assist them in moving closer to ending or preventing their homelessness. These included referrals to housing resources, social services, veterans' services, Social Security and legal resources. Participants also received health and dental screenings, haircuts, hygiene kits and meals.

We appreciate the many organizations and volunteers that offered their services and time to help make the event a success: Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Faith in Action, Department of Human Services, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, LGBT Life Center, Old Dominion University Speech-Language Pathology Program and School of Dental Hygiene, PIN Ministry, Project HOPE, Rudy & Kelly, Samaritan House, Seton Youth Shelters, Social Security Administration, Southeastern Virginia Heal​th Clinic, StandUp for Kids, Department of Veterans Affairs, Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Wesleyan University, WIC and the Youth Career Center.

Project Homeless Connect was sponsored by Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation and BEACH, or “Bringing an End to all City Homelessness,” a community partnership between city, nonprofit and faith-based organizations.​