Nearly 300 people attended our Inaugural Awareness Walk to End Homelessness on March 16th! Amy Schwabendlender, HSC Executive Director, and Mike McQuaid, HSC Board President, kicked off the event by welcoming everyone and identifying key homelessness issues in our community such as high eviction rates and lack of affordable housing. After a brisk two-mile walk from the Campus to downtown and then past the capitol mall area, attendees enjoyed coffee and refreshments supplied by Serafina Coffee Roasters, The Larry Restaurant and St. Vincent de Paul. Rani “G” from World:Life:Music provided sound equipment and a range of playlists while people interacted with our Campus partners to learn about our collaborative approach to ending homelessness. It was a beautiful day and we are very grateful for all who made this a successful event!
Thank you to Thunderbirds Charities and Everyone who Contributed to this Year’s Birdies for Charity Event and making this a successful fundraiser!
On Tuesday morning, December 11th we heard success stories from individuals who made their unique journeys home; they each shared their gratitude for all of the staff and services on the Human Services Campus. Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender updated everyone on the State of the Campus and shared her feelings about her first four months with the HSC, saying “I am home.” She talked about the incredible examples of teamwork and collaboration at the Human Services Campus. Homeless ID Project received the Mike McQuaid Collaboration Award. Mike McQuaid, HSC Board President, recognized our clients, staff, partners and volunteers for all they do in ending homelessness, and we are very grateful to them and all of our supporters who make this event and all of these successes possible!