Community Outreach: Five Branches University Participates in Project Homeless Connect

Five Branches University was one of more than 40 groups offering services at the fourth annual Project Homeless Connect event in Santa Cruz, CA. More than 700 low income and homeless individuals attended the event seeking free services including medical care, legal help, food and haircuts.


Five Branches University joined leading community and national organizations at the event, providing complimentary Acupuncture and Massage Therapy services for over 100 clients. The University worked alongside the Mental Health Client Action Network and Janus of Santa Cruz, both health facilities where the University also regularly provides free clinical resources.


“This is the second year Five Branches has participated in Project Homeless Connect. We love the concept of bringing the services all together under one roof,” said Alexandra Polk, Five Branches University’s Director of Marketing. “It’s spectacular to see hundreds of people able to utilize services that normally a lack of transportation would preclude them from.”

The University looks forward to participating in Project Homeless Connect again next year.