Connecting People With Housing and Hope
On any given day thousands of people experience homelessness in Maricopa County. A signficant percentage of the people who accessed homeless services last year experienced homelessness for the first time, perhaps as the result of a job loss, home foreclosure, or unexpected medical bills.
Fortunately, many individuals and families have access to support services through emergency shelters or transitional housing that offer a safe place to sleep. However, on average, one-in-three people experiencing homelessness spend their nights in alleys, parks, and canals.
How we help
We know that with the proper support, individuals experiencing homelessness become contributing participants in community life. So we’ve developed four coordinated strategies to address homelessness in Maricopa County. In partnership with public, private and faith-based organizations, we’re committed to:
- Providing permanent housing solutions for the chronically homeless,
- Providing emergency and basic needs services for individuals at risk of homelessness
- Increasing access to temporary shelter and associated support services for individuals experiencing homelessness Developing and strengthening broader community support to end homelessness.
Last year through our work and the work of our partner agencies we:
- Secured more than 710,000 nights of shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness
- Helped more than 1600 homeowners avoid foreclosure.
- Connected nearly 2900 individuals and families to programs and services at monthly Project Connect events.