Weekly e-Newsletter | January 31, 2024

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Keys to Change Assists with Point in Time Count

The morning of the 2024 Maricopa County Point in Time (PIT) count was cool and rainy. The PIT is an annual street (unsheltered) and shelter count to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County on one day. The count is part of a national effort to identify the extent of homelessness throughout the country. 


On Tuesday January 23, beginning well before sunrise, hundreds of volunteers, outreach workers, compassionate leaders and community members engaged in conversation and data collection, to create a “snapshot” of homelessness in Maricopa County. Keys to Change staff and board members joined the efforts again this year by surveying the neighborhood surrounding Key Campus.


While we know numbers are only a part of the picture, this annual effort is required for our region’s annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for specific housing and services funding. Woven through these data points and statistics are human stories. Last Tuesday we gathered together in the name of data for the sake of our neighbors - who deserve to be seen and to be counted among our community. Thank you to the Keys to Change staff and board members who participated. Results of the count will be released in late spring by Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).

Help People Stay in Their Homes with the

WM Phoenix Open and Birdies for Charity

Support Keys to Change during the 2024 WM Phoenix Open tournament February 8 through 11. Simply make a pledge for every birdie made during the four-day tournament (or you can make a one-time donation). One-hundred percent of the proceeds of these donations go directly to Keys to Change for critical client services.


Thunderbirds Charities will add a 10% bonus for all of the combined pledges to Keys to Change! Every dollar makes a difference. For example, a donation of $50 can cover the cost of a client's rental application fee as they move from street to home.


On top of that, for every $75 donation you make, you will be entered into a drawing for one free round of golf for a foursome at the Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale!

Donate or Make a Pledge Now

Project Connect Volunteer Opportunities

On February 22 Keys to Change takes Project Connect to Surprise! The event purpose is to bring services for people at risk of and experiencing homelessness at locations across the Valley.

Where: Salvation Army Northwest Valley Corps, 17420 Avenue of the Arts, Surprise 85378.

What and How: Volunteers are needed from 8 am to 3 pm in a variety of roles. Registration is online at www.hscforms.com. 

Please email [email protected] or call 623-826-2048 with any questions.


Project Connect is another key to ending and preventing homelessness. Join us to make an immediate difference!

Tour Time on February 7 at Key Campus

On the first Wednesday of every month at 9 am, we invite the community to tour the Key Campus. Spend an hour with us visiting the 13 acres and eight buildings, learning about the 15 partner organizations working collaboratively to serve people experiencing homelessness. The next available tour is February 7. 


Help us spread the word! If you have already visited, please share this invite with a co-worker, friend or family member. 


You may register online or call us (602) 282-0853. 

The McQuaid Mission

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It Happens at STN TV and McQuaid Mission resumes February 1. Stay tuned next week for a new episode.

You can get caught up on all previous episodes HERE.

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