Making sure every person experiencing homelessness in Flagstaff can shelter in place and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic means that we suddenly have 177 people living full time in a comparatively small space.
COVID-19 took many people off-guard in its rapid spread and after only two weeks, Flagstaff hospitals are already full. COVID-19 patients really have no choice but to self-isolate and try to recover at home. But what if you don’t have a home?
If you’ve never claimed the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you’re missing out on a chance to decide where your tax dollars go — and it doesn’t cost you anything. There’s no downside to donating to charity in Arizona because every dollar you give to charity now will come back to you when you file your…
Ending homelessness in Flagstaff isn’t just possible, it’s very close to becoming a reality. If you’ve ever wondered “How can I help people in northern Arizona?” consider these easy ways to help put families into homes with little cost or effort on your part. Helping out doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.…
I hadn’t been in Flagstaff long when it became really obvious that there are a lot of people in plain sight here who need help. I’d been living on the East Coast where there are easy places to find cover and duck out of sight beneath a bridge or alongside the river. It’s different here – people sleep by the side of the road – living out in the open.
We are happy to report that construction is almost complete. We’ve just heard from the contractor that the project will be wrapped up by October 28th. As we prepare for winter, some have asked about contributing in-kind donations. We are always in need of things like sleeping bags, socks, and warm clothing as well as hygienic and cleaning supplies.
Flagstaff Shelter Services (FSS), the largest emergency shelter in Northern Arizona, today announced Raise to Rise, a fundraising initiative to raise $1,000,000 to support an expansion project that will increase the nonprofit’s capacity and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
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.