Project Connect


Project Connect is the Shenandoah Valley's one-stop free resource fair! Receive assistance from more than 50 service providers, all under the same roof - What often takes months to accomplish can be completed in one day.

Project Connect is a project of United Way NSV that strengthens and utilizes collaborations with agencies, businesses, organizations, and the community to provide comprehensive services through an in-person resource fair event for those who are at risk of becoming homeless, are currently experiencing homelessness, or are living on the cusp of making it or not.

Since we launched Project Connect in 2020,  we have partnered with city leaders, community-based organizations, and volunteers from across the Shenandoah Valley to bring essential and otherwise hard to access services to residents. These collaborations are at the heart of what we do. More than 200 volunteers make this program possible. Homelessness and our struggling ALICE population is a community issue, and as such requires a community solution.

As we stride forward, United Way NSV envisions a day when all of our neighbors are cared for, housed and are not deterred from success by access to help. To this end, our core purposes are to provide connections and care that lead toward an end of struggling for our neighbors and to build a more compassionate Shenandoah Valley.



Thank you for supporting Project Connect in 2024! 

Project Connect - Northern Valley

Project Connect - Southern Valley





Project Connect is funded entirely through the generosity of our community. We are grateful to our corporate partners who continue to support our work at United Way and to make this exciting event a reality.

Your group may also choose to sponsor one of our event hubs and costs including, banking, medical, and dental service areas and more. This is a great way to keep large groups together in the same volunteer role during the event!

 Sponsorships close on 5/1/24. Please contact United Way at (540) 536-1610 for questions about availability. 


United Way NSV invites your community group or company to volunteer with Project Connect! By volunteering as a group, you are able to spend time together outside of the office, work together as a team, and make a real impact in the community where you live and work!



Free Services Provided

  • Medical exams
  • Dental screenings
  • Vision screenings
  • Housing services
  • Financial Counseling
  • Free legal advice
  • Free Haircuts
  • Job Interviews
  • Veteran’s services
  • Free Giveaways
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Free Lunch
  • Much more!