Homeless Connect appreciates community support

On behalf of the Committee, The Kenai Peninsula Project Homeless Connect would like to honor the approximate 54 volunteers that participated in the 5th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) on January 28, 2016. The day was a huge success (serving 123 clients) and couldn’t have been accomplished without the dedication of volunteers, partner agencies and providers.

Without the following agencies, vendors, individuals, and volunteers, this event could not happen:

ABC Pregnancy Care Center, AK Housing Finance Corp, Bishop’s Attic, LeeShore, CICADA, Dept. of Labor, Workforce Dev., Kenai Probation/Parole, Independent Living Center, KP Food Bank, Kenai Peninsula Foundation, Kenai Public Health, Love INC, Peninsula Community Health Services, KPBSD, Kenai Vet Center, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Susie Smalley, Trista Cauailo, Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic, Un-chained Ministry, KPC, Kenai area Narcotics Anonymous, Karlene’s Acupucture, Dominique and Joy Connor, Soldotna Rotary Club, 1st Choice Realty, 3 Bears, Alaska Cab, Alaska USA, Kenai Employees, Arby’s, Aspen Hotel, Barely Threaded Quilting-Jeanne Acton, Brian & Tami Cokonougher, Catie Kline, CPGH, Country Foods, CSACS, LLC, Dani Kebschull, Dental Arts, Doug & Manya Fivehouse, Elaina Spraker, Family Medical Center, Hilcorp Employees, Jingle Johnson, Judy & Steve Walloga, Julie Creary, Soldotna and Kenai Elks, Mama’s Wilderness BBQ, Ministry of the Living Stones, Monica Brown, Natalie Merrick, Ninilchik Family Dentistry, Dr. Jedlika, PCHS Dental, Dr. Kobylarz, Robert Farrell, Shelly O’Guinn, Soldotna Church of God, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sweeny’s, Teea Winger, Tia Newgren, Wash & Dry Mike Navarre, Wells Fargo, and all of the numerous volunteers that dedicated their time to the Project.

Project Homeless Connect is an annual, one-day event that brings together a wide variety of community volunteers and services designed to remove the barriers to housing and stability for hundreds of homeless and unstably housed people. In one location, PHC gives people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to access an array of services (housing, veterans’ services, employment services, pet care, haircuts, etc.) in a system which is often difficult to understand and navigate.

For more information on how to volunteer for next year’s event, contribute towards the costs, or participate in the planning, please email us at kp_projecthomelessconnect@mail.com.

Thank you for being a part of the Kenai Peninsula’s solution to homelessness!