Volume 63 | March 24th, 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!
Brighter Way Dental Brings Smiles and
Life Changes to Campus Clients
Brighter Way Institute (BWI) has a transformational mission and a rich history of providing comprehensive oral health services to individuals living in poverty. Founded by Dr. Kris Volcheck in 2001, BWI started as a pilot project at the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix, operating out of a small trailer. Today the Downtown Clinic is Brighter Way’s flagship program, collaborating with other service providers on Campus. The Downtown Clinic is at the leading edge of dental technology with extensive in-house production capabilities now possible through digitization and technology. Restorative oral health services are provided to homeless, veterans, and low-income adults. In 2020, Brighter Way completed a 2,521 sq. ft. remodel to increase capacity and maximize efficiencies to this under-served population.

Over the years, Brighter Way broadened its demographic reach, embracing the belief that all people regardless of race, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, or gender identity deserve access to quality oral healthcare. Our patients include vulnerable adults, children, veterans, those experiencing homelessness, the working poor, LGBTQ youth at risk, and individuals with special needs. Over 94,000 services are provided annually through three clinics and the Brighter Way Mobile Dental Unit.

Now celebrating a twenty year milestone of “Transforming More Than Smiles”, BWI has become one of the leading nonprofit providers of comprehensive and restorative oral health care in Greater Phoenix. From very humble beginnings, the organization navigates imposing challenges to provide oral health services to those in poverty. As a nonprofit dental organization, we are dedicated to eliminating oral health inequities that others have found overwhelming and cost prohibitive. Many drivers of oral health problems and chronic disease result from poverty and unmet social needs - with homelessness topping the list. The Surgeon General emphasizes that a linkage exists, “between poor oral health, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infection, and poor pregnancy outcomes”. Brighter Way has a strong collaborative history of helping to improve this.
Schedule Your Gift Early This Year
AZ Gives Day is April 6th. It was created to connect people with causes they believe in and build a lasting, stronger spirit of philanthropy. As the HSC continues to adapt services to COVID-19 to help our most vulnerable clients end their homelessness, we invite you to schedule your donation early this year. Thank you!

Our Next Bottled Water Drive
is Saturday, April 3rd
With summer heat approaching, we need at least 60,000 bottles of water per month to keep our clients hydrated and healthy. Our next bottled water donation drop-off at 15th Avenue & Harrison is Saturday, April 3rd 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.
Episode 5 of
The McQuaid Mission
on the
In Episode 5, we discuss with Leah Landrum Taylor, Associate Director of the AZ Dept. of Economic Security (DES), how DES is connecting the business community with people looking to re-enter the workforce. Our next guest, Joan Serviss, Executive Director of AZ Housing Coalition, leads a great discussion about affordable housing challenges and solutions in the midst of a very competitive housing and rental market, and the anticipation of large increases in evictions.

Episode 6 will be airing on Monday, March 29th! Click Here to View All Episodes.
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