Started in 1990, our annual Tent City is a weekend-long Project Connect/Stand Down event that unites the entire community in a “Festival of Compassion” being staged not for, but with the unhoused and those marginally housed, 1 at a time. Ranged by the state of the economy, 800 to 1,100 people are served by 400 volunteers, many seeing homelessness for the first time.
Tent City provides medical, dental, food, clothing, the return to housing, critical documents, haircuts, and other services to those in need, 1 at a time. Whether volunteer or guest, each person truly connects with another, with new opportunities and perspectives, to create mutual accomplishments. That’s a 1Matter’s Tent City.