Volume 85 | August 18th, 2021
HSC Opens Cooling Center
The Human Services Campus (HSC) has opened a cooling center, funded by the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County, at 9th Avenue and Jackson to provide shaded space with tables and chairs, water, hand-washing stations and portable toilets. The space is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is managed by HSC staff and security; it will operate through September 30th.

The cooling center provides a safe respite area for individuals experiencing homelessness trying to survive in Arizona’s summer heat. “There are limited options for individuals experiencing homelessness to get a break from the heat, and indoor spaces are at reduced capacity because of COVID. We are pleased to be partnering with the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County to offer a safe space,” said HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender. Another benefit of the cooling center is that it provides an additional opportunity for HSC and its partners to engage people and address barriers they are facing to end their homelessness.
Our Next Donation Drive-thru
is Saturday, September 11th

Days of extreme heat and monsoon humidity mean we need at least 60,000 bottles of water per month to help clients stay hydrated.

Our next donation drive-thru at 15th Avenue & Harrison is Saturday, September 11th from 9am to noon. It’s painless! You drive up and staff will remove the donations from your vehicle. We also welcome travel-sized toiletries and adult clothing; we are currently in need of men's pants/jeans (waist 24-36), all sizes of men's/women's belts and sneakers, new men's/women's underwear, and new twin flat sheets. Thank you!
Episode 15 of
The McQuaid Mission
on the
In Episode 15, we take a look at the power of community outreach. From boots on the ground to the funding that provides much-needed support for organizations across the Valley, we discuss why the outreach component is so critical in the fight to end homelessness.

Special guests include Neal Lester, PhD, Founding Director, ASU Project Humanities; and Scott Jenkins, Big Chief, The Thunderbirds.

And in the latest edition of McQuaid Mission Mythbusters, Amy Schwabenlender and the panel debunks the myth that the only place to volunteer to help those experiencing homelessness is in a soup kitchen.

Episode 16 will be airing on Monday, August 30th! Click Here to View All Episodes.
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