Bobby Johnson, a man currently living in a youth shelter, gets his eyes examined during a Project Homeless Connect event providing homeless persons with medical, legal and personal services (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bobby Johnson, a man currently living in a youth shelter, gets his eyes examined during a Project Homeless Connect event providing homeless persons with medical, legal and personal services (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Project Homeless Connect to go mobile with help from Google

Google has donated $100,000 to Project Homeless Connect, to help fund a new service outreach van for the organization.

The CareVan will be ready to roll in February, and will accommodate special supplies for the homeless, such as eyeglasses, clothes and toiletries. Staff who operate the van will be trained in helping people apply for driver’s licenses and other important documents.

“We are so grateful to Google for this extraordinary gift,” says Kara Zordel, Executive Director of Project Homeless Connect. “This helps us expand our ability to help people in need. We know that there are many people in San Francisco who are older or who have physical disabilities and can’t come to our office. This CareVan means they don’t have to, we can bring those services to them.”

The money for the van will be formally donated to Project Homeless Connect on Dec. 7 from 7.30 – 9:00 a.m. at Dolby Laboratories at 1275 Market St.dolby digitalGooglehomelessnessProject Homeless Connect

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