HUMAN SERVICES CAMPUS RECEIVES $15,000 ECONOMIC MOBILITY GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA

 In News Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 27, 2019): Bank of America has awarded the Human
Services Campus (HSC) a $15,000 grant to advance economic mobility for individuals
and families and put them on a path to financial stability.
HSC, a 501c3 nonprofit agency, owns and operates a 13-acre campus at 12th
Avenue and Madison that is home to 20 nonprofit organizations providing services and
resources to people experiencing homelessness. Services include mental, physical and
dental health, shelter, employment, legal services and housing.
Between 800 and 1,000 individuals experiencing homelessness visit the Human
Services Campus each day.
“Our collective goal at the Human Services Campus is to provide safety and
supports to guide every person to permanent housing,” said HSC Executive Director
Amy Schwabenlender. “Of the nearly 7,000 unduplicated homeless individuals who
visited the Brian Garcia Welcome Center at the Human Services Campus this past year,
more than half initiated a strategy to achieve self-sufficiency. This very generous grant
from Bank of America will enable us to reach even more men and women experiencing
homelessness with vital services and support.”
The Human Services Campus was among 39 Valley nonprofits receiving grants
from Bank of America.

“As the homeless population in the Valley continues to rise, despite the strong
economy, many of us are just one life event away from needing to depend on basic
needs services such as emergency shelters or behavioral health resources, and it takes
a network of nonprofit, public and private sector partners to help chip away at the
complexities that comes with homelessness,” said Benito Almanza, Arizona market
president, Bank of America. “But when we can work together, it goes a long way
towards getting people back on the path to financial stability.”
Approximately 30 percent of HSC clients are women and one-third are over 50
years old. In 2018, 6,434 unduplicated individuals sought services at HSC. According
to the 2019 Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Annual Point-in-Time Count, 6,614
people experienced homelessness on a single night. Nearly 1,000 were identified as
chronically homeless.
Since 2005, thousands of men and women have received shelter services at the
Human Services Campus and moved to transitional or permanent housing.
Over 5,000 homeless U.S. veterans have been served and connected to resources
designed to end their homelessness
For more information, visit www.hsc-az.org.
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About Bank of America
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and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business
with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees,
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environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve
greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter
(@BofA_News).
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, 20
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.
Contacts:
• Steve Davis, Director of Development, 602-705-4719, sdavis@hsc-az.org
• Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., 602-317-3040, scarr51@gmail.co

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