On one day in December of each year, service providers, local businesses and community volunteers from across the city come together to provide essential services to Manchester’s homeless population in one central location. Known as Project Homeless Connect, this event has become a principle resource for the homeless in Manchester. Services provided at the event range from haircuts to medical and housing consultations.
Since its initiation in 2007, this event has grown in popularity and attendance and its success was the inspiration for the creation of the first Homeless Service Center in the City of Manchester. In 2009, Project Homeless Connect hosted 125 homeless persons, distributed hundreds of donated clothing sets, served lunch, and provided haircuts to 48 homeless persons.