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This event comes together with the support of many social service agencies, corporate sponsors and community volunteers. Please help us end homelessness in Ramsey County.

Next St. Paul/Ramsey County Project Homeless Connect
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
St. Paul River Center
9am-4pm

Contacts

General Information: www.projecthomelessconnectmn.com or www.ich.gov

Public Relations Contact: Joe Collins at 651-266-6020 or e-mail pr@projecthomelessconnectmn.com

St. Paul/Ramsey County Project Homeless Connect Chair: Jim Anderson at 651-266-4116
or e-mail chair@projecthomelessconnectmn.com

To donate, contact Joy Vliem at 612-708-9527 or Bob Bruton at 651-777-2224
or e-mail donate@projecthomelessconnectmn.com

To volunteer, register at www.projecthomelessconnectmn.com or call Myly at 651-265-0742

2008 Publications

Project Homeless Connect Brochure 2008

Project Homeless Connect Poster 2008

Twin Cities Homelessness and Project Homeless Connect Information

· Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul have partnered with over 100 service providers and businesses in an effort to end homelessness in the Twin Cities.

· Saint Paul/Ramsey County Project Homeless Connect expects to serve up to one thousand impoverished individuals. This is about ending long term homelessness – not reducing it, not fighting it, but ending it.

· Minnesota has an estimated 3,300 long term homeless, including rearly 500 children.

· Roughly 1 in 10 homeless children grow up to be homeless adults.

· Person’s experiencing long-term homelessness consume a disproportionate amount of expensive “Crisis Services” provided by emergency rooms, shelters, detox, child protection and the criminal justice system.

· The long term homeless consume 50-60% of shelters services but only account for 10-15% of the homeless population. A study in Hennepin County found that a family served in supportive housing, rather than in a shelter cost $6200 less. The cost reduction was realized by shifting the family into supportive and preventative services and out of emergency service.

· General Long Term Homeless Characteristics

o 52% have serious or persistent mental illness

o 16% at veterans

o 48% have chronic health conditions

o 13% work full time

o More than 20,000 homeless or at imminent risk of losing housing

· St. Paul/Ramsey County Long Term Homeless Characteristics

o Approximately 700 long term homeless in St. Paul Ramsey County

o 52% have serious or persistent mental illness

o 30% are employed

News Advisories from June 19, 2007 Event

1000 Back Packs Stuffed to Help Homeless

50-100 More Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect Event

2007 Publications

Project Homeless Connect Brochure 2007

Client Flier 2007

Get Connected Flier 2007