August 24, 2022

$300,000 Thunderbirds Charities Grant

Supports Critical Client Services

Thunderbirds Charities recently awarded HSC a $300,000 grant to support, enhance and expand critical client services designed to assist individuals experiencing homelessness to move from street to home.


Funding will be used for a variety of programs, including intake and assessment, post office services, housing and behavioral health navigation and housing referral. Additionally, the funding helps with diversion, which focuses on reuniting people experiencing homelessness with family or friends to prevent the need to enter the homeless services system.


“The important work our team does to move individuals experiencing homelessness from street to home cannot be done without the incredibly generous support of Thunderbirds Charities,” said HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender. “This grant will directly impact the lives of so many of the men and women experiencing homelessness who we serve.”


Development Director Steve Davis added that “the long-term support of the Thunderbirds makes them true champions. We are deeply grateful.”


In Fiscal Year 2022, more than 10,000 unduplicated individuals visited the Campus. During that period, 8,915 individuals underwent assessments to determine their needs and 741 were reunited with friends and family, quickly and affordably helping people move from street to home. Also, 5,495 accessed services through the Campus post office.


“We are proud to once again support the amazing work of Human Services Campus,” said Michael Golding, President of Thunderbirds Charities. “The critical client services that they provide are vital for individuals who are looking for permanent housing and a pathway to success.”


All of us at the HSC extend our deepest gratitude for the generosity of Thunderbirds Charities.

Diverse Diversions

Every month HSC Staff help an average of two to three people per day to reconnect with family, friends, or another support network. Examples of recent diversions include:

  • A 68-year old man who was ready to return to his wife in Oklahoma.
  • A 30-year old woman who is pregnant and decided to move where she would have a support network in San Diego.
  • A 27-year old man separated from his wife; they decided to reconcile, and he returned to Los Angeles.


Every day our team meets people who are in a variety of situations. They are all on their own journey, and we stand ready to listen to them. Contact is made in advance with the friend or relative to ensure the reunification will be welcome by all parties involved.


Diversion is one way we can assist people in moving from the streets to home!

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