For Immediate Release
December 4, 2013
Contact: Lindsey Roberts
Mobile: (480) 694-2362
Local Homeless Providers are Teaming Up to End Homelessness in Maricopa County
[Phoenix] – Human Services Campus, Lodestar Day Resource Center and Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) have joined together on the inaugural I Am Home Breakfast; a fundraising event that celebrates their collaborative efforts to provide programs and services for the Valley’s homeless and identify long-term solutions to ending homelessness in Maricopa County.
WHO: Human Services Campus, Lodestar Day Resource Center and Central Arizona Shelter Services
Expected attendees (total: 400): elected officials, homeless and human services providers, community stakeholders, advocates and formerly homeless clients
WHAT: Attendees will learn about the accomplishments and goals of Human Service Campus, Lodestar Day Resource Center, CASS and the collaborative efforts they are working on to end homelessness in Maricopa County. The program includes speakers from the corresponding agencies, clients who received services and videos of their services in action.
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2013; 8:00am -- 9:00 am (registration opens at 7:30am)
WHERE: Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85016
VISUALS: CASS shelter beds and water donations
INTERVIEWS: Mark Holleran, CEO, Central Arizona Shelter Services
Mike McQuaid, Board President, Human Services Campus & Lodestar Day Resource Center
About Human Services Campus
The Human Services Campus is the first in the nation to combine faith-based, non-profit, government, private and community agencies all at one location to provide comprehensive and supportive services to the homeless population. Service providers on the Human Services Campus offer a variety of supportive services that prevent or end an individual’s personal struggles with homelessness, including assistance with: shelter, food, physical and/or mental health services, dental, employment, substance abuse, and housing. During the brutal Arizona summer, the Human Services Campus offers life-saving respite and water to the 1,300 homeless accessing services each day.
About Central Arizona Shelter Services
Ending homelessness in Phoenix has been at the heart of our work since 1984. Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) is the largest provider of shelter and supportive services for the homeless in Arizona. Our mission is to empower men, women and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services such as street outreach, case management, dental health, employment services, Veterans support services and on-site childcare. For more information, please visit http://www.cassaz.org.
About Lodestar Day Resource Center
The Lodestar Day Resource Center (LDRC) is a one stop shop facility housing multiple collaborative providers offering dozens of programs to assist homeless individuals to end their homelessness. Key services housed at the LDRC include Southwest Behavioral Health, Community Bridges (substance abuse), Chaplaincy for the Homeless, St. Joseph the Worker, Phoenix School of Law, Maricopa County Homeless Court, Crisis Preparation and Recovery (Mental Health Crisis and Evaluation), and the Veteran Administration. In addition to hosted partners, the LDRC also offers a number of programs including housing placement and referral services, SOAR Benefits program, a homeless Post Office, campus orientation, a learning center, the Madison Street Veterans Association (a peer run veterans transitional housing program) and the New Arid Club substance abuse support groups.