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Thank You For Attending Feast for Flagstaff 2016!

Thank you to everyone who attended Feast for Flagstaff 2016. Your donation helps support the vital services we provide to those experiencing homelessness in the Flagstaff area each and every day–people like those below, whose stories we'd like to share with you.  I was in a coma for 4 1/2 months after being left for dead. It has been a long hard journey to recovery. I want to get my masters degree and help those with mental illness and addiction problems, like many of those that you see here. The shelter has given me a place to stay while I work on accomplishing these dreams.  I slept on the ground last night. This is my first experience ...

Thanks For Making Feast For Flagstaff 2016 A Success!

Thank you to all of the sponsors, restaurants, brewers, raffle donors, volunteers and attendees!  Feast for Flagstaff 2016 was a huge success and we could not have done it without you!  

Feast For Flagstaff Is This Friday!

Flagstaff Shelter Services is proud to present the Second Annual Feast for Flagstaff - One Delicious Night, a Shelter for All Seasons, an event to raise funds in support of the agency's mission. The event will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Flagstaff Airpark (3001 Shamrell Boulevard). Please join us in providing shelter and services to individuals experiencing homelessness by attending this amazing event. More than 300 guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, local cuisine, and a raffle - which will all be set to a backdrop of the stunning "A Story of Homelessness" photographic exhibit by local photographer Amy Martin. ...

Feast For Flagstaff is Back For 2016!

Flagstaff Shelter Services is proud to present the Second Annual Feast for Flagstaff – One Delicious Night, a Shelter for All Seasons, an event to raise funds in support of the agency’s mission. The event will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Flagstaff Airpark. Please join us in providing shelter and services to individuals experiencing homelessness by attending this amazing event. More than 300 guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, local cuisine, and a raffle – which will all be set to a backdrop of the stunning “A Story of Homelessness” photographic exhibit by local photographer Amy Martin. If you are interes...

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A Spring Update from Flagstaff Shelter Services

Check out what we've been up to at Flagstaff Shelter Services and learn how you can get involved by reading our email newsletter here! We've got info on our upcoming event, Feast for Flagstaff, as well as a letter from Executive Director Ross Altenbaugh, plus much more.

Tickets to ‘Feast for Flagstaff’ now on sale

Join us Saturday, April 11th at Forest Highlands - Canyon Country Club from 7:00-10:00 PM for Feast for Flagstaff. Enjoy craft cocktails and culinary creations from local chefs, dance the night away to live music, and bid on an array of products and services from local businesses. One delicious night helps provide shelter for those in need all year round. Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds from the event will support Flagstaff Shelter Services’ mission of providing year-round shelter, resources, and vital services to those experiencing homelessness in the Flagstaff area. For more information, please contact Ross Altenbaugh ...

Counting the homeless in Flagstaff – The Arizona Daily Sun

“On the street.” “Under a bridge.” “Camping outside.” “Emergency shelter.” These are some of the answers given by people experiencing homelessness in Flagstaff during a count conducted by local social service agencies volunteers last summer. The numbers give the city, county and social service agencies the information they need to fight homelessness in Coconino County. For the past week, volunteers in Coconino County and across the state have been at it again, conducting a homeless count in winter to fill out the picture of homelessness in the county and the state, and to secure required federal funding from the U.S. ...

When the shelter is full – The Arizona Daily Sun

Sal, 56, is experiencing homelessness in Flagstaff. He calls it “in transition.” He suffers from a mental illness he terms “hyper mania” and he struggles to stay away from the booze. He plans to start taking the drug Antabuse soon to stop drinking. Sal’s last name isn’t being used to protect his identity. He’s training to become a tax preparer, he said, and he needs to study for the exam. He currently stays at Flagstaff Shelter Services, but the shelter, which houses 86 people — 77 men and nine women — fills to capacity every night now that the weather has turned cold. Read more from Arizona Daily Sun.

Flagstaff shelter goes to year-round overnight service – The Arizona Daily Sun

Since it began in 2007, Flagstaff Shelter Services has offered overnight services only during the coldest months of the year, mainly October through April, with some exceptions. This year, with the hiring of a new executive director in August, the shelter will now remain open year-round. “We had to say it’s happening and believe in ourselves,” said Ross Altenbaugh, executive director of Flagstaff Shelter Services. “The community needs this service.” Altenbaugh took over the reins in late August when the shelter was scheduled to close for the season. Read more from Arizona Sun Daily.