Homelessness in Maricopa County is on the rise. Each situation is different, and there isn’t just one solution.
Sometimes, just a single moment a person was unprepared for changes their whole world. While we want to help people who are currently experiencing homelessness, we need to prevent homelessness, too.
We work to help people at 2 levels, people currently experiencing homelessness and people who are nearly homeless. Shelters offer a case manager who can help individuals find the resources to move out of emergency shelter and into a better housing situation. Many people who enter an emergency shelter end their own homelessness within a few days. We also provide assistance before a shelter is needed by getting people in touch with family or providing short-term support to keep them in their home by eliminating situations that may leave them at risk of losing their current housing, such as paying a utility bill.
Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer in the Phoenix metro area? Sign up to join us at any of these upcoming activities!
Partnering with United Way makes it possible for APS to have a lasting impact on the lives of those who need us most through employee giving, the Loaned Executive Program and volunteer events.
Reflections from Valley of the Sun United Way Board Chair, Jenny Holsman Tetreault
Finding a time to volunteer that matches with the schedule of your busy life can be a challenge. Discovering the right at-home activity for you and your family and friends to do whenever you want is much easier! Look at these fun at-home activities with United Way to find the right one for you.
2-1-1 Arizona is specifically designed to make sure people get connected to the right, local, direct services agency with experience and services related to their situation.
Do you know where you’re sleeping tonight? On any given day in Maricopa County, 6,000 people don’t know where they’ll spend the night. Valley of the Sun United Way wants to reduce homelessness in our community by 75 percent by 2020.