Wesley Community Center
Wesley Community Center is a Valley of the Sun United Way Primary Partner and a National Mission Institution of the United Methodist Church. Established in 1950, they are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community service organization dedicated to empowering and assisting families in the south-central Phoenix community of Nuestro Barrio (our neighborhood). This predominately Hispanic community is home to approximately 7,000 individuals,70% living in sub-standard housing. Neighborhood challenges include: extreme poverty, social problems, high crime rates, and a 42% school dropout rate.
They make positive changes in the lives of their clients, patients and their children through our programs and services.
For more information visit wesleycenterphx.org.
UMOM New Day Centers
Since 1964, UMOM New Day Centers has been dedicated to helping homeless individuals and families in need of life's basic necessities. The face of homelessness in Phoenix has changed throughout the decades, and UMOM has risen to the challenge of providing services to meet those needs.
One of only 15 non-profit agencies in Arizona to receive national accreditation, UMOM New Day Centers meets the needs of more than 3,000 homeless individuals annually.
UMOM New Day Centers is leading the way in Arizona in breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing homeless individuals and families with services that overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness.
For more information visit UMOM.org.
The streets are not safe for homeless individuals in general, but older people are particularly vulnerable. Justa Center is a day resource center for those individuals over the age of 55 who have nowhere to live.
Justa Center is the only facility in the Phoenix area that caters specifically to older homeless adults. Staff members work with individuals to locate earned benefits (e.g., social security, AHCCCS, VA), obtain housing and medical assistance, and provide referrals to other services for the poor and homeless in the community. The Center basically acts as a safety net for people who all too often, slip through the cracks. Our members are individuals who have few resources and even fewer friends and family members on whom they can count for help.