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THE CASS INNOVATION SERIES: Case Management

The Congressional Recognition awarded by US Congresswoman Debbie Lesko gives us not only confirmation that we’re on the right path, but an invitation to take stock of the progress made over these last three years.

CASS’s NREC Receives Congressional Recognition

The Congressional Recognition awarded by US Congresswoman Debbie Lesko gives us not only confirmation that we’re on the right path, but an invitation to take stock of the progress made over these last three years.

12NEWS Feature: The Haven

The 170-bed Phoenix Inn Hotel will become “The Haven,” a shelter for homeless seniors.

The Walls Came Down — A Message from the CASS CEO

Nearly thirty-five percent more people are experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County today than two years ago. In downtown Phoenix alone, there are nearly 1,100 people sleeping in tents just outside the walls of the CASS 470-bed shelter. In response to that crisis,...

Homelessness as a Public Health Issue

While it is important to recognize that homelessness is a health care crisis and that people experiencing homelessness are deserving of healthcare and social support, it is known that the health issues among people experiencing homelessness does not remain restricted...

Homelessness as a Health Crisis

A key aspect of the homeless experience that is often overlooked is the role health and homelessness play in influencing each other.

PROJECT HAVEN II Update

CASS is in the process of purchasing the Phoenix Inn hotel in order to convert it into temporary housing for senior citizens in need.

Supreme Court Ruling Creates More Homeless

In August, 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that evictions can resume, despite an effort by the Biden administration to temporarily ban them due to the pandemic. The impact of this ruling could have dire consequences for many older adults already on the financial brink.

Heat Deaths Jump in Southwest United States, Puzzling Officials

“The unsheltered homeless population in Maricopa County has risen every year by about 25 percent since 2014,” said Lisa Glow, chief executive officer of Central Arizona Shelter Services. “We have been turning away hundreds monthly who need shelter.” 

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