Highlights from Project Homeless Connect 2017

Providence Institute for a Healthier Community (PIHC) was honored to be part of Project Homeless Connect this year at Evergreen Middle School on July 20, promoting better visibility and access to most all the onsite providers through www.livewelllocal.org. Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE), provided the onsite Medical team, coordinated by Cindy Webb, RN, Diabetes Educator. The team hosted onsite screening services such as blood glucose testing, nutrition education, foot assessments, blood pressure and stroke awareness. Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse (PICAA) shared education resources and access information for those in need of PICAA services.

This United Way coordinated community effort brought together over 100 diverse community resources for folks to access all in one place! Some brief statistics:

- 969 guests served! And of the 969 guests, 241 were under the age of 18, with 137 being under the age of 8 years old.

- 1,463 meals!

- 1,053 backpacks were given out

- 44 patients received dental services

- 36 legal consultations were provided by attorneys

- 25 loads of laundry

- 70 showers were taken

- 600 ORCA cards handed out

- 235 haircuts

- 70 families received family portraits

- Approx. 400 glasses were provided

- 42 bikes utilized our bike parking, with about 20 bikes receiving safety checks

- Over 60 folks were connected to the Coordinated Entry system for housing

- Over 110 folks were signed up for benefits assistance – ranging from utility assistance, to food and clothing assistance and healthcare

- 131 pets were cared for

- 2,225 shoes were given away through Redeeming Soles

A huge thank you and congratulations to the United Way and all the organizers and sponsors who helped make this valuable event happen in our community!