HSC RECEIVES $300,000 THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES GRANT FOR CRITICAL CLIENT SERVICES
HUMAN SERVICES CAMPUS RECEIVES $300,000 THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES GRANT FOR CRITICAL CLIENT SERVICES
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 23, 2020): Thunderbirds Charities has awarded the Human Services Campus (HSC, Inc.) a $300,000 grant for critical client services to help individuals experiencing homelessness remove barriers leading to permanent housing.
The grant is in addition to a donation earlier this year to use in reacting to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Thunderbirds Charities has been a vital partner with the Human Services Campus in our ongoing efforts to provide shelter and critical services to individuals experiencing homelessness at a time that is even more challenging because of the COVID pandemic,” said HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender. “We are incredibly grateful for this generous support.”
The Human Services Campus opened in 2005 as a compassionate response to a community problem as well as an economic response to an increase in homelessness in the downtown Phoenix area.
HSC, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit agency, owns and operates a 13-acre campus at 12th Avenue and Madison that is home to 16 nonprofit organizations providing services and resources to people experiencing homelessness.
“The services, programs, and resources at the Human Services Campus are a collective lifeline for individuals experiencing homelessness,” said Thunderbirds Executive Director Chance Cozby. “Thunderbirds Charities is proud to work alongside the dedicated staff and volunteers who are doing such great work to help individuals move from the streets to permanent housing.”
Schwabenlender said that the first step in the process is to look for ways to reunite men and women with family and friends so they don’t need to enter the homeless services system. The next step is for HSC staff to collaborate with campus partners to assess each individual’s needs and develop an individualized plan to identify services and programs to remove critical barriers to end their homelessness.
Services include developing identification; physical, mental and dental healthcare, meals, shelter, legal services, employment services, navigation, housing match, and more.
HSC annually serves nearly 7,000 individuals with nearly 10% reunited with family and friends. Approximately 2,000 people are connected to permanent housing every year.
For more information about Thunderbirds Charities, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com. For more information about the Human Services Campus, visit www.hsc-az.org.
About Thunderbirds Charities
Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities. The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. For more information on The Thunderbirds or the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com. For more information on Thunderbirds Charities, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.org.
About the Human Services Campus
Founded in 2005, the Human Services Campus is a collaborative force of partner organizations united on one campus to end homelessness. Located just west of downtown Phoenix, 16 independent agencies on the Campus see nearly 1,000 individuals every day, offering a holistic range of client services including: reunification with family and friends; mental, physical and dental health; shelter; employment; meals; legal services and housing. Having all of these resources in one location with intra-agency communications makes it more feasible to provide a customized engagement for each client to help end their homelessness. For more information, visit www.hsc-az.org.