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Flagstaff Shelter Services’ Ross Altenbaugh featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

With fire dangers forcing those experiencing homelessness out of area forests, Flagstaff Shelter Services is providing shelter to those who need it most, when they are in their season of greatest need. In Coconino County, the state estimates nearly 670 people are homeless, and about a quarter of them come to Flagstaff Shelter Services for help. Shelter Director Ross Altenbaugh talked with NPR's Morning Edition recently about the challenges and what the shelter is doing to provide services to these individuals. Listen to the interview and read the transcript here.

Two local music artists donating proceeds of new tracks to FSS

Two local artists, Tow'rs and duo Jasper Komassa and Donivan Berube have generously agreed to donate all proceeds of their recordings, a song "Tangerine Skies" and "Robert Sims" (an ambient spoken word track featuring a shelter client) to Flagstaff Shelter Services following their visit to our shelter. Tow'rs had this to say about their experience: "We had the privilege of going and hanging with some of the people there and wrote this song from our experience," said the band members. "It is only available for a limited time. Residing in one's self may be one of the most difficult parts of being human. You see this in a transparent way at the ...

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. ...