Homeless individuals in the Phoenix metro area were required to travel in different directions using public transportation to receive the various services necessary to help them re-enter mainstream society. As a result, many either never sought the services or only received partial and insufficient care. The Lodestar Foundation provided the lead private sector grant for the new Human Services Campus, which led to a $26,000,000 public/private collaboration to co-locate the area’s major homeless-serving agencies onto one campus. There, at the Lodestar Day Resource Center, clients can coordinate access to a dozen agencies providing critical services such as health and dental care, employment, substance abuse treatment, food, shelter, clothes, and even court proceedings. The campus has exceeded all expectations in terms of usage by the homeless population, effectiveness in the delivery of services, and cost-savings. The Campus has become a national model for other communities throughout the nation.
Grant Amount: $3,517,000
Year Granted: 2002+
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: Human Services Campus
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Human Services Campus