Volume 5 | January 16, 2019
Jose suffers from Alzheimer's and is happy to finally have a home that gives him the loving care he needs
Alzheimer's and Homelessness

Jose is a 79 year-old Puerto Rican native who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His sister became his caregiver but when she passed away in 2006 he did not have anyone to care for him. After living on the streets of Puerto Rico, he travelled to New York in search for his younger brother. There he stayed in various shelters but they were unable to locate his family. He was homeless in New York for 5 years before he arrived in Phoenix in 2013. He does not recall how or why he came to Phoenix. He just remembers that he came on a bus. When he arrived at the Human Services Campus, he did not have any documentation and could not remember his birthday nor his social security number. After many months of collaboration with campus partners and outside agencies we were able to prove his identity. Jose now receives Social Security and has health insurance. Most importantly, he is now off the streets. He is living in an assisted living facility that specializes in memory care. He is happy to have a home and says that we are his family. 

In Loving Memory...
Paul Medina, one of our most beloved volunteers, died unexpectedly on January 3rd. Paul was passionate about helping others and volunteered over 570 hours in less than six months at the Campus. His commitment and caring attitude were an inspiration to so many people and he will be dearly missed. Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family. A celebration of Paul's life will held on January 19th from 11am to 1pm at Universal South Mountain Mortuary, 7007 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Paul Medina, HSC Volunteer
You're Invited to Our Inaugural Walk to End Homelessness
Saturday, March 16th, 7:30am

The purpose of this FREE event is to raise awareness for the Human Services Campus (HSC) and the incredible work we do everday to end homelessness in our community. The two mile walk will begin and end at the Campus, including a stroll past the State Capital and Central Downtown area. After the walk, you'll have an opportunity to meet the amazing partners that work on the HSC, plus enjoy coffee from Serafina Coffee Roasters and other snacks. Please bring your friends and family! Donations are appreciated, but not expected! Register online clicking here.
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