Ending Homelessness, One Life at a Time

A regional solution to homelessness for 35 years, Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) helps thousands of people every year to transform their lives, get roofs over their heads, gain employment and find a chance at a new life.

MISSION:

To empower men, women and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services.

VISION:

A community where everyone has a home

THE PROBLEM

ONE PAYCHECK AWAY

Arizona has the fourth highest rate of asset poverty, a measure of a household’s ability to cover 3 months of expenses in case of an emergency, in the country. For Arizonans living paycheck-to-paycheck, one unexpected emergency—a major illness or injury, a death in the family, a broken-down car, a leaky roof—can lead to homelessness.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

For every 100 renters who fall into the “extremely low income” range (less than 30% of the area median income), Phoenix has only 20 affordable, vacant rentals, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It should come as no surprise, then, that more than 25,000 households faced eviction in Maricopa County last year—a 12% increase from 2016.

Poverty | Eviction Rates

Arizona has the 5th highest poverty rate in the country with more than one million residents (17%) living below the federal poverty line. Many of those million people work minimum wage jobs. Recent research shows that a minimum wage worker cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment working 40 hours a week in the United States.

Who We Serve

 

Our programs

VETERANS

SENIORS

FAMILIES

CHILDREN

YOUNG ADULTS

MEN & WOMEN

WHAT WE DO

Shelter is where our support begins, but CASS provides more than just a place to sleep. Our model is effective because we provide wrap-around case management and supportive services to stabilize our clients, help them find employment and move into permanent housing.

BY THE NUMBERS

Fiscal Year Ending 7/31/2018

STORIES FROM THE HEART

HELP END HOMELESSNESS…

…without costing you a dime!

    

Make your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Organization Tax Credit donation to CASS today! Receive a dollar-for-dollar credit up to $400 for individuals, $800 for couples on your Arizona taxes.

Contact Us

Central Arizona Shelter Services
230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85007

(602) 256-6945
TTY: (800) 367-8939

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Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, CASS prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. The CASS must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, CASS must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that the CASS will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: Chief Operating Officer, 623-455-6533.

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