Have you heard about Project Homeless Connect?
It’s a City of Portland program that provides an intensive 1-day opportunity for the homeless in our community to connect with services they need. In January, more than 800 homeless singles received services like medical, dental and vision care; counseling on disability and Social Security benefits; and counseling on housing services.
On September 18th another event will be held for homeless families. I’ve been asked to the be the team leader for transportation services.
I’m wondering if our blog community here at Portland Transport will step up to provide brainstorming about the kind of transportation services required by the homeless, help make the connections with those service providers, and then act as volunteers on the day of the event?
What do you say? What ideas do you have for services? Who’s in to help with the effort?