Volume 86 | August 25th, 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!
Circle the City
Circle the City’s mission is to create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions. In 2018, CTC opened its second outpatient clinic, the Downtown Family Health Center, on the campus. The clinic offers primary and preventive healthcare, such as well-check visits, diabetes management, wound care, case management, behavioral health consultation, and referrals to specialists. The clinic is open Monday-Sunday from 8am-5pm. CTC also offers a night clinic inside Central Arizona Shelter Services.

Next door to the outpatient clinic, CTC operates its Downtown Medical Respite Center, a 50-bed facility for patients recovering from a serious injury. Many of these patients are not sick enough to be in the hospital, but too sick to be on the street. Patients receive their own bed, a place to store their belongings, daily medical care, case management, behavioral healthcare, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 nursing support. Respite care offers patients a safe place to rest, heal, and recover. Approximately 70% of respite patients are connected with stable, long-term housing upon discharge. Between respite, outpatient care, and its mobile medical services, CTC anticipates it will serve approximately 8,000 people this year.

Throughout the pandemic, CTC has continued to offer its services uninterrupted. In a successful collaboration with the HSC and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, CTC has been able to offer widespread COVID testing and vaccinations. To date, approximately 4,500 doses of the vaccine have been administered successfully.

Chief Executive Officer Kim Despres says the hallmark of CTC is to meet people where they are. “We feel very fortunate to have a presence on the campus. We are always working to remove barriers to people receiving the highest quality healthcare, without judgement or bias,” says Despres. “We rely on our campus partners to help us in meeting the needs of our patients, whether it be emergency shelter, food, finding a job, or getting an ID. The successful collaboration of the campus partners proves we can heal homelessness together.”

For more information about Circle the City, please visit circlethecity.org.
Our Last Donation Drive-thru
of the Year is September 11th

While it is still hot in Phoenix, we are wrapping up our monthly donation drive-thru events on September 11th. We need water year-round and are hoping for a great turn out at our last drive-thru of 2021. 

The September 11th event is from 9 am to Noon at 15th Avenue & Harrison. 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. 

Our donation drive-thru's will resume in the spring of 2022.Thank you for all of your fantastic support!
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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