The rain has come…

The rain is here, and our incredible staff at FSS is constantly adapting to address the most pressing needs every day for people experiencing homelessness. With our community facing repeated rounds of flash flooding – caused by the burn scars created by the wildfires – new dangers are faced by our most vulnerable neighbors needing shelter from the storms. Unlike most weather events that are measured in days or weeks, monsoons are measured throughout seasons – and this time of year disproportionately affects people who are living in poverty and without access to the protection of safe housing…

Read article

Flagstaff Shelter Services Purchases Rte. 66 Motel

Flagstaff Shelter Services (FSS) finalized the purchase of the Howard Johnson Motel at 3300 E. Rte. 66, Flagstaff, early this month, for expanded non-congregate shelter capacity (accommodations that provide private space for clients, such as hotel rooms.) The $6.19 million acquisition is possible thanks to the support of U.S. Senators and is funded by the Arizona Department of Housing’s access to $40 million in State Recovery Funds allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Read article

Spring is in the air…

New life and new beginnings are visible everywhere, especially at the Shelter. Covid has been hard for our team and our clients, and while the pandemic is by no means over, we are starting to feel the spring winds of change like a breath of new life through our doors. We are continuing to gain momentum and make big strides in housing and working with the most vulnerable people in our community – the chronically ill, folks dealing with serious mental illness, veterans, the elderly and the list goes on.

Read article