SOS and VET SOS Participation in City’s Project Homeless Connect

Since the inception of the city’s Project Homeless Connect (PHC), SFCCC’s Street Outreach Services (SOS) mobile medical van that provides urgent and preventive medical care for the homeless and its VET SOS program that provides medical care for companion animals of the homeless have been collaborating partners. SOS and VET SOS attend the monthly Project Homeless day long events and provide health information, referrals and veterinary services. This year the November PHC event is targeting services to veterans and in December the event will target families and children. 

PHC began in October 2004, under the direction of Mayor Gavin Newsom, with fewer than 300 volunteers surveying the homeless in downtown San Francisco. Since its inception, 31,911 clients have accessed services through PHC, and were assisted by 20,644 volunteers. San Francisco’s PHC is a proven and effective best practices national model that has been duplicated in similar programs in more than 221 cities across the country.