Weekly e-Newsletter | August 30, 2023

Catholic Charities Partnership Celebrated

On August 23rd, HSC celebrated our partnership of many years with Catholic Charities as the Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) operations on the Campus came to a close.

While we are sad to see the VOC wrap up on Campus, it doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Chuck Ashby, Veteran’s Outreach Coordinator for Catholic Charities / MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House! A longtime champion of the Campus, spend two seconds with Chuck and you’ll notice his easy smile and signature suspenders. Spend two minutes with him, and you’ll find he has a true heart for his fellow veterans, a quick wit, and a mind for collaboration. As we recognized and thanked Chuck for his service to the nation and to our veterans, he said he feels like a teenager when surrounded with the energy of the Campus. Eighteen years ago on this ground, Chuck, through his own struggle, found renewed purpose.


Luckily for us, Chuck’s wisdom, expertise, and warmth will remain a guiding light. And for our veteran community, Chuck will continue his work as case manager at MANA House on Holly Street where veterans experiencing homelessness are provided transitional housing. We wish Chuck the very best on this next adventure! To Paul Mulligan, Carrie Mascaro, Danielle King and the many community leaders at Catholic Charities – a debt of gratitude. To all Catholic Charities staff who left a mark and changed lives on this Campus – thank you!! HSC and partner organizations will continue to help veterans end their homelessness via referrals to MANA House and a number of other programs on the Campus.


Follow @catholiccharitiesaz to stay posted about MANA House and their incredible peer-support veterans program. Visit catholiccharitiesaz.org to get engaged and learn more about the robust range of services Catholic Charities provides.

Left to right: Paul Mulligan, Catholic Charities CEO; Amy Schwabenlender, HSC CEO; Chuck Ashby, VOC / MANA House Coordinator; Danielle King, MANA House Senior Program Manager

Join Us this Saturday for the ThirstAid Donation Drop-off

Homeless ID Project to Co-host Event

The ongoing hot weather in Phoenix continues to have a pronounced effect on people experiencing homelessness. Campus partners will distribute at least 120,000 bottles of water per month through October to help clients stay hydrated and healthy. Please stop by this Saturday, September 2nd from 9 am to noon with a donation. We are keeping it simple: You pull up at 15th Avenue & Harrison Street, and staff will remove the donations from your vehicle. We also welcome travel-sized toiletries, adult summer clothing and shoes, new men's / women's underwear, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm.  

For more information or to schedule a drop-off on a different day, please email [email protected] or call us at 602-282-0849.

And a big shout out to Homeless ID Project for co-hosting this last scheduled drop-off event of the summer. Another great example of collaboration at the Campus!

Take a Tour of the Campus

Have you visited the Campus yet? The first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am we offer tours of the 13-acre Campus. The next available tour is September 6th. In person is the best way see the day-to-day work being done by the collective of 15 organizations working together to end homelessness. 

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or call (602) 282-0853. 

Season 3 of McQuaid Mission is Coming Soon!

The McQuaid Mission

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Season 3 to Launch in September

HSC is proud to partner with STN TV, UMOM and so many others to bring the issues and solutions related to housing and homelessness to light. Stay tuned for more details!

Mission:  Using the power of collaboration to create solutions to end homelessness
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