Project Homeless Connect

The Basics

YHHAP's Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a student-run biannual fair tasked with providing important and otherwise inaccessible services to the homeless community in New Haven. Through partnerships with local organizations, we facilitate access to dental care, STD testing, health counseling, and more services—all free of charge. The fair includes a warm meal, performances from Yale groups, and a supportive atmosphere. Organizations able to offer more long-term support and individualized assistance are also present to raise an awareness of their services among those in need.

In the past, PHC has been hosted by the St. Paul and St. James Episcopal Church, or held on the New Haven Green. If you know of any local organizations that would like to partner with PHC and contribute to the fair, do not hesitate to be in touch. Together, we can offer basic but deeply impactful services where the need is greatest. In doing so, we can support those in times of hardship.

For Spring 2019: Project Homeless Connect is searching for a team of four to five volunteers to redevelop the project and identify new services that PHC can provide at its biannual fair, as well as the identify a year-round network of service providers as a resource for New Haven’s homeless community. The core team will meet with non-profits that serve homeless individuals to discuss consistent unmet needs and identify new community partners willing to work with PHC to address them. If you are interested in joining the team, reach out to andrew.bilodeau@yale.edu or nishanth.krishnan@yale.edu to learn more!

Project Heads:

Andrew Bilodeau at andrew.bilodeau@yale.edu
Nishanth Krishnan at nishanth.krishnan@yale.edu

Photos of a recent project homeless connect: