Volume 26 | June 10, 2020
Couple Grateful for Housing Amidst COVID-19
Michelle and her partner Edward had a long journey experiencing homelessness, both apart and together. Michelle has been struggling with homelessness for years; she first arrived at the Campus in 2015. Both had many obstacles to overcome. Michelle lives with multiple sclerosis and mental health issues, which were affecting every aspect of life on the streets and making everything a challenge. Edward also struggles with mental health issues. Their homelessness was further complicated due to the current pandemic. HSC Staff connected them with our partner agencies, such as Homeless ID Project to assist getting the documents needed to go through the housing process; a medical clinic; Community Bridges (CBI) to best learn ways to cope living with life changing conditions and still staying off the streets; and the Arizona Department of Economic Security office on Campus in order to receive food stamps. With this collaboration of services, Michelle and Edward were housed on June 3rd, 2020. We wish them the best for the next phase of their journey!
Collaboration in Action!
  • St. Vincent de Paul is opening the dining room for day heat respite for up to 40 people, and nightly for up to 40 clients through September 30th.
  • With the continuing transmission of COVID-19, protocols are being closely followed for employees, volunteers, and vendors/contractors to wear face masks, and gloves as appropriate, and to communicate important information for clients between Campus partners.
  • Our next bottled water donation drop-off at 15th Avenue & Harrison is Saturday, June 20th from 9am to noon, and it couldn’t be easier. You pull up and our staff will remove the donations from your vehicle. Call Ivan Orozco at 602-282-0849 or email volunteer@hsc-az.org for more information.
  • You may also contribute online and help us purchase water in bulk at discounted prices:  https://donorbox.org/hsc.
Thank you for your continued support! Stay safe and healthy!
We need at least 60,000 bottles of water per month to keep our clients hydrated and healthy.
Homelessness is not a choice. The reasons men and women experience homelessness are as diverse as they are.

To address the challenge, the Human Services Campus and our collaborating partners are seeking Phoenix City Council approval to add more shelter beds.

We are not expanding the Campus. We need permission to use our existing space for those men and women already at and near the Campus, so that more people can sleep inside.
Human Services Campus | 204 S. 12th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007 | 602.282.0853 | www.hsc-az.org