Helping Individuals End Their Homelessness — Permanently
Today, there are many formerly homeless men, women and children living in safe, affordable homes throughout the Valley. These people come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Their one commonality is that they found the strength to overcome extreme poverty with help from the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Housing Assistance Program.
For a person suffering alone on the streets, stable housing can be difficult to obtain without help.
That’s why our Housing Assistance Program is so vital: It meets people where they are with the customized help they need to get back on their feet and in their own home.
Broad Community Outreach
Typically, clients come to our Housing Assistance Program through referrals from social workers or through other Mission programs, including . . .
The Mission’s Hope Coach vehicles reach out to men and women on the streets, offering a number of services — including help navigating the journey to housing for those who want it. If you or someone you know is on the streets, request help by calling the Street Outreach Hotline at 602-346-3361
Will Work Programs
This program helps people experiencing homelessness begin rebuilding their lives and regaining their dignity through work. We currently have active programs in the cities of Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. Our team guides participants through the process of securing various IDs and documents necessary to regain housing.
Process of Recovery
The journey to housing typically starts with an interview screening with one of the Mission’s street outreach case managers. They guide the individual through the housing application. If that’s approved, we’ll help the client secure all necessary documents (drivers license, social security card, birth certificate, etc.).
Ultimately, a voucher will be issued, at which point we will help the client locate a property — typically an apartment. Vouchers are generally state or federally funded and decided on a case-by-case basis. They may provide rental assistance for a number of months or on a more permanent basis.
Supportive Services for Long-Term Success
People struggling with housing security often describe experiencing a carousel-like cycle of recurring homelessness and short-lived recoveries. To create a healthier pattern, the Mission provides a broad array of supportive resources and services through a continuum of care to clients who have successfully regained housing:
- Limited financial support for security deposits or other basic expenses.
- Provision of furniture, dishes and household necessities.
- Continuing case management that helps individuals maintain stability and avoid problems that can lead to eviction.
Begin Your Journey to Permanent Housing
If you or someone you know is ready to begin the journey to permanent housing or wants to learn more about how the Mission can help you, call 602-346-3361 or ask a question on our inquiry form today.