Needless to say, Project Homeless Connect was amazing. But for those who are unfamiliar with Project Homeless Connect, PHC is Gateway Center’s annual services and information fair held in 1st floor. Every June, organizations from all over Atlanta come together under one roof to share about all they have to offer–making reliable information accessible to those living on the streets who otherwise may not know what resources are available to them. It was a great day filled with inspiring stories and community collaborations–two things we love at GWC!

If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed this year:

1. 10 organizations turned out to educate the community!

Central OAC

Hi there, Central OAC!

Huge thank you to these folks for setting up a table and sharing about all of the great resources they have to offer:
Atlanta Mission
Central Outreach & Advocacy Center
Covenant Community, Inc.
Fulton County Public Library
Georgia Department of Labor
Life Changers (GWC)
Mary Hall Freedom House
Mercy Care Clinic
Project Community Connections, Inc.
Veterans Program (GWC)
Atlanta would be a darker place without these folks!

2. SO many donations!

We had…More Volunteers with More Donations
– sack lunches
– water bottles
– hygiene kits (for men and women)
– t-shirts
– fresh underwear
– travel mugs
– socks
– tote bags
… and much more. (A special thanks to Starbucks and Krispy Kreme for donating delicious goodies for our volunteers!)



3. TONS of committed volunteers!


We had nearly 30 volunteers at Project Homeless Connect this year! A new record!

4. Nail Clinic, Clothing Closet, Blood Pressure tests, and More…

PHC 1We had some sweet middle-school aged volunteers host a nail clinic, the GWC clothing closet was in full swing, and Mercy Care even set up a table to provide free blood pressure exams!




It was truly a fantastic day and we could not have asked for a more committed community. Thank you for your generosity and care!