FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COVID-19 PANDEMIC DELAYS OPENING OF LEGACY FOUNDATION CHRISTINE STAMPER CENTER FOR HELP AND HOPE
Catholic Charities Using “SHOUTreach” To Provide Resources, Services to Homeless
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (April 7, 2020): The planned opening of the new Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope has been delayed due to the stay-at-home and social distancing orders now in effect in Arizona and across the country.
“Once we are clear to resume our regular activities and schedules, services will be staggered after our staff moves in,” said Cathy Peterson, Executive Director, Northern Arizona. “Services will begin with appointments with staff to be followed by meal service and then overnight shelter services.”
When it opens, the Center will provide safe shelter for up to 200 unduplicated individuals and families experiencing homelessness annually. It will also provide resources, referrals and supportive services to 1,400 members of the community each year. The shelter will offer overnight rest, relief, basic necessities, case management and health services, sheltering up to 57 individuals each night. Private rooms will be available for families and veterans.
Even with the delay, Catholic Charities continues outreach efforts using “SHOUTreach” to provide ongoing services and information about the virus at a safe distance to individuals experiencing homelessness in Mohave, Yavapai and Coconino Counties. Needed supplies including food-care packages from local food banks and water will be dropped off, and trash bags will be collected, also at a safe distance.
About Catholic Charities:
Founded in 1933, Catholic Charities provides care for the vulnerable of all faiths in central and northern Arizona through programs in foster care, early education, veteran services, refugee resettlement, and homeless outreach. Housing for Hope, a separate 501c3, is an affiliate of Catholic Charities and provides affordable housing. Learn more by visiting www.catholiccharitiesaz.org or www.housingforhopeAZ.org. Social connections include www.facebook.com/CatholicCharitiesAZ and twitter.com/CCArizona.
Jean Christofferson, Catholic Charities Community Services, 602-650-4847