Project Homeless Connect

Annually, alongside dozens of community partners, United Way of Mat-Su organizes and hosts Project Homeless Connect. This event is a one-day, one-stop resource for those experiencing homelessness or housing instability, where guests may access essential services (including personal hygiene and comfort items, housing help, public health, and gently-used clothing), local resources, and have a hot meal

Thank you for your interest! 2019’s Project Homeless Connect was held on January 23. Please check back soon!

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Project Homeless Connect Assists Guests with Access to Basic Needs, Resources and fellowship.

Approximately 275 guests attended 2019 Project Homeless Connect, receiving access to resources, essential items, personal and health care help, and fellowship throughout the day. In partnership with the Mat-Su Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, Frontline Mission, Big Lake Community Clothing Closet, Valley Charities & turn-a-leaf, Mat-Su Public Health, and many more local agencies, United Way of Mat-Su was honored to once again provide exceptional, compassionate assistance to Valley residents experiencing housing instability.

Project Homeless Connect allows guests the opportunity to meet basic needs and receive services that will allow them to improve their quality of life, financial stability and overall healthy. United Way of Mat-Su is proud to participate in this day of community partners coming together to Live United.

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Big thanks to our 2019 Volunteers!

Volunteers from around the community came together to make this year’s event run smoothly. Special thanks to:

Wasilla Middle School National Junior Honor Society

Redington Junior/Senior High School basketball teams & coaches

Valley Pathways Onward & Upward Program

Alaska Job Corps Center Culinary Arts Program

Beta Sigma Phi sorority (our wonderful kitchen volunteers!)

Madeline & Lydia Emmi

All the dedicated volunteers who manned intake tables all day!

And to all participating local agencies who attended

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Interested in Participating?

Project Homeless Connect accepts applications from local agencies beginning in fall of the year preceding the event. Agencies MUST offer a service or resource accessible to those experiencing housing instability, such as:

  • health care or personal care

  • housing assistance

  • mental or behavioral health services

  • women’s and children’s support

Volunteers are always welcome and needed!

For more information, please contact Becky Stoppa at (907)745-5827 or by emailing impact@unitedwaymatsu.org