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Homeless Outreach, Shelter and Case Management
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Homeless Outreach, Shelter and Case Management
Salvation Army shelters are not just for putting a “head on a bed.” They provide meals and basic material needs while clients work closely with case managers to access community resources to increase household income and locate permanent housing opportunities … helping clients to become self-sufficient.
- The Salvation Army Southern Nevada features an impressive, six-acre complex known as the Owens Campus, which features not only day and overnight shelters, but an abundance of additional services:
- Safety Dorm – A shelter where people in the LGBTQ community can go to feel accepted, safe and secure.
- SEEDS of Hope – Works in collaboration with local law enforcement, FBI, ICE, and numerous community service providers to identify and restore victims of all forms of human trafficking, provide safe houses and help access medical care.
- Vocational Training – Providing employment skills training, including work readiness, life skills, remediation, on-the-job training, case management to identify needs and provide supportive services, job search and job placement to ensure that clients are supported along each step on their journey to becoming contributing members of society.
- Since 1997, The Salvation Army has partnered with the College of Southern Nevada to offer clients an accredited culinary program, another means of helping people on a path to long-term sustainability. Hundreds of people have graduated the program since its inception, one being Jeremy Wood, who spurned more lucrative opportunities to become the executive chef on the Owens Campus, feeding thousands of hungry people each month.
- Lied Transitional Housing – Clients can stay in one of 69 apartments on the Owens Campus for up to a year to develop the habits necessary for self-sustainability and save enough money and learn personal finance and other skills to put into practice.
- Veterans Services – Care is provided for individual veterans and their families who are struggling with homelessness, unemployment, chemical dependency, and fundamental life skills.
- Phoenix Family Services is the overarching human services department that oversees the emergency family shelter, emergency assistance programs and street outreach team. These three programs are instrumental in lending a hand up to neighbors in need to help them get back on their feet.
- Project HOPE (Homeless Outreach to Place and Empower) takes an active role in helping homeless families and individuals move off the streets, in a collaborative effort with the Family Housing Hub and Central Arizona Shelter Services. Project HOPE utilizes mobile units throughout the Valley daily to check on the welfare of street-bound families and individuals, providing referrals to receive food, shelter and other critical services. The Project HOPE staff builds a rapport with these individuals, and through diligent work, also facilitates the process to obtain or replace personal identification and documentation, as well as complete paperwork required to receive assistance. Project HOPE will work with any family they encounter to support moving them off the streets and into appropriate, safe housing. There are no age or income restrictions for receiving services.
- Phoenix Family Services operates The Salvation Army Phoenix Emergency Family Shelter, a 23-room facility with a capacity of 118 beds and 15 cribs for its residents, committed to addressing the significant gap in the continuum of care for families with children and giving families the tools to become self-sufficient.
- The Hospitality House in Tucson, Arizona, is a 104-bed facility, open 24-7 with trained staff. The Salvation Army Hospitality House offers housing and homeless services that includes emergency shelter and transitional housing for families and individuals, as well as up to two weeks respite shelter. The Hospitality House provides food, showers, laundry, and overnight lodging, transportation assistance, emergency eviction protection, rent assistance and utility assistance, health and medical assistance, case management, worship services, support groups, life skills classes, employment and job training, educational and recreational activities.
- The Salvation Army Hobbs recently opened a mobile hygiene trailer that will provide not only showers to the area’s homeless, but will also offer access to a washer-dryer setup to wash clothes and a waiting area, all in a safe and secure facility. The services will be free of charge to clients.
- The Laura Danieli Senior Activities Center in Phoenix and The Salvation Army Silvercrest Senior Residence Centers in Phoenix; Mesa, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, provide low-income, subsidized housing for seniors and strive to help maintain their quality of life, offering a variety of services to enhance personal growth and health, as well as increase social fellowship.