In 2004 the first project homeless connect event was coordinated in San Francisco. This model is unique in that it brings all the resources a homeless individual needs under one roof. It is a life-changing event for many of the participants. The movement has spread and some of these events are huge in scale, bringing together over 100 different service providers to help serve those in greatest need. Redeeming Soles works to provide shoes for several of the largest events in the Seattle area.
Some examples are;
- Centurylink Field Community Resource Exchange has over 6,000 participants yearly.
- Project Homeless Connect Everett serves nearly 1000 families with children of all ages.
- Youth Community Resource Exchange provides resources exclusively for homeless youth.
- Family Resource Exchanges throughout King County communities serve over 8,000 individuals each year.