In 2004, the San Francisco Department of Health created Project Homeless Connect (PHC) as a way to bring necessary services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness because conventional methods of service delivery were not meeting their needs.  PHC addresses homelessness by providing a "one stop shop" experience where people are able to receive information and same day services in a single location. Within two years of Project Homeless Connect, it was adopted by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness as a national best practice to support local 10-Year Plans to End Homelessness. 

The Skagit Coalition to End Homelessness adopted the national Project Homeless Connect Model in 2010 to engage the community with its 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Skagit PHC encourages collaboration among health and human service providers, churches, civic groups, youth groups, businesses, and government organizations to close gaps in services; learn about the experience of homelessness, and take part in ending homelessness in Skagit County.