Volume 87 | September 1st, 2021
Reflections from Amy Schwabenlender, Executive Director
We have started a Blog on our website for Amy's Reflections;
It’s been a week.

A week to test patience, to stretch the limits, to coach and mentor, to be coached and mentored, to receive, and to give. At times it felt like walking through molasses, (not that I have ever literally walked through molasses), just feeling a slow, stuck-ness in moments of thinking internally, “what the actual bleep?”

The number of positive client cases of COVID continues at rates that we haven’t seen in maybe a year. I have been thinking about what is different. Last year there was a stay at home order, a mask mandate, a sense of general vigilance in protecting oneself and others from a deadly virus. This summer we had no stay at home orders, no mask mandates, no Safe Outdoor Space near the Human Services Campus for people to legitimately camp. [Read More]
Our Last Donation Drive-thru
of the Year is September 11th

In hope that Phoenix Summer is waning, we are wrapping up our monthly donation drive-thru events on September 11th. From 9 am to Noon at 15th Avenue & Harrison, you drive up and staff will remove the donations from your vehicle. We distribute bottled water year round and would like to be stocked up for the Fall. We also welcome travel-sized toiletries and adult clothing; currently seeking 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 helping us all stay hydrated!
Episode 16 of
The McQuaid Mission
on the
The issue of both permanent and temporary housing for those experiencing homelessness is an urgent one. We sit down with leaders from Maricopa County’s Human Services Department to hear what resources are being put into action. Plus, we go one-on-one with the “Tiny House Doctor,” the Valley physician whose love of tiny homes has turned into a big passion project that’s changing lives.

Special guests include Bruce Liggett, Director, Human Services at Maricopa County; Rachel Milne, Assistant Director, Housing and Community Development at Maricopa County; and Shana Ellis, Executive Director, ASU Action Nexus.

And in the latest edition of McQuaid Mission Mythbusters, Amy Schwabenlender and the panel discuss the myth that homelessness is simply the result of poor economics.

Episode 17 will air on Monday, September 13th! Click Here to View All Episodes.
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