Volume 68 | April 28th, 2021
Monthly Partner Spotlight
Each month we are highlighting a partner organization that provides services on the Campus. In FY2020, collectively, 2,480 individuals were housed through campus engagement and partner programs!
Catholic Charities Veteran's Outreach Center:
Veterans Helping Veterans End Their Homelessness
After a one-year hiatus from the Human Services Campus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Charities/MANA House Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) has reopened.

The VOC is located in the Lodestar Day Resource Center. Its small staff are all veterans who have experienced homelessness. The staff brings a unique understanding to the veteran brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness, and works to connect veterans to the best services for their needs. 

Shortly after reopening, a desperate 70-year-old homeless veteran visited our office. He felt hopeless and helpless. After assessing his needs, the VOC staff connected him with the VA. He was placed in Catholic Charities/ MANA House transitional housing that day. 

Since then, the VOC staff have been able to facilitate the movement of other veterans into transitional or permanent housing. Staff recently helped a veteran move out of the Safe Outdoor Space into his home after Community Bridges was able secure housing for him. 

The VOC provides veterans with hygiene items, clothing, computer access, help with filling out dd-214s, and other immediate needs. 

A key concept for the VOC staff is collaboration—collaboration with campus partners, the VA, community partners, and veteran service organizations. With collaboration, connections are made; and veterans reconnect with society and themselves. Learn more about Catholic Charities/MANA House.

Episode 8 of
The McQuaid Mission
on the
Healing can come in many different ways. For those experiencing homelessness, healthcare is not always easily accessible. Enter Circle the City, the team that provides top care and vaccinations for some of Arizona’s most vulnerable.
Also, do you believe in the healing power of music? Hear the sounds of a symphony live in the studio, as well as a conversation with the President and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony. Join us for this powerful episode focused on helping and healing.
Amy Schwabenlender answers a question from Local First Arizona in the Leader to Leader segment and helps explain some commonly misunderstood terms in the latest edition of McQuaid Mission Mythbusters.
Episode 9 will be airing on Monday, May 10th! Click Here to View All Episodes.
Ivan Orozco, HSC Volunteer Coordinator, receives bottled water from a generous donor
Our Next Donation Drive-Thru
is this Saturday, May 1st
With summer heat approaching, we need at least 60,000 bottles of water per month to keep our clients hydrated and healthy. Our next bottled water donation drop-off at 15th Avenue & Harrison is this Saturday, May 1st from 9am to noon, and it couldn’t be easier. You pull up and our staff will remove the donations from your vehicle. We also welcome travel-sized toiletries and clothing; currently we are in need of men's pants/jeans (waist 24-36), size 10-13 men's sneakers, new twin sheets and new men's/women's underwear. Thank you!

For more information, email [email protected] or call Ivan at 602-282-0849.
Human Services Campus | 204 S. 12th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007 | 602.282.0853 | www.hsc-az.org