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. Please feel free to drop these off at the shelter any time - and stick around, if you like, for a tour of the second floor.
Thank you for all of the support over these past few months. None of it would have been possible ...
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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 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 ...
Flagstaff Shelter Services is proud to present the Third Annual Feast for Flagstaff – A Delicious Night for an Important Cause, an event to raise funds in support of the agency’s mission. The event will be held from 6:00-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Fort Tuthill County Park.
Please join us in providing shelter and services to individuals experiencing homelessness by attending this amazing event. More than 300 guests will enjoy music, cocktails, local cuisine, and a raffle – which will all be set to a backdrop of a film exhibit featuring three unique ...
Flagstaff Shelter Services is pleased to report that there were zero winter exposure deaths in January 2017. The Winter Survival Partners have met three times to discuss ways to provide critical services to the city's most vulnerable.
To learn more about the programs offered and how to refer someone in need, check out the link here.
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 ...
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!
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 ...