FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope Extends to 7-Days a Week for Day Services
Strict Health and Safety Protocols In Place; Volunteer Opportunities Are Available
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (March 16, 2021): The Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope, day-resource-center for those experiencing homelessness in the 1400 block of Oatman Road, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day beginning March 15 for meals, laundry, showers, coordinated entry intakes and referrals. The 57-bed facility expects to begin providing overnight shelter later this year, pending continued decreases in COVID-19 infection rates.
Individuals experiencing homelessness using the Center will have their temperature taken, receive masks and complete a questionnaire on arrival. The Center will operate with limited capacity and social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the facility which will undergo deep cleaning several times each day.
“With response to the coronavirus pandemic, including distribution of vaccines, having a positive impact throughout the community and the state, we believe the timing is right to be able to provide these essential services and resources to people experiencing homelessness, even on a limited basis,” said Cathy Peterson, Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Region of Catholic Charities.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Hospitality Specialists to assist visitors and guests with resources such as welcome and intake interviews, personalized plans, access to showers and laundry facilities, housing and job searches, applications and follow-ups, as well as other identified social services computer and phone use and access to clothing.
- Food Services Volunteers of all faiths, as well as civic groups and caring individuals to prepare, serve meals and clean-up.
- Donation Specialists to help sort the many daily donations that need to be organized and stored.
- Youth Champions who are servant leaders strengthening the entire community through teaching and demonstrating the value of service and philanthropy. Tasks may include organizing food or water donation drives, organizing basic-need drives for hygiene products, sunscreen, dental items, etc., assisting in preparing or serving dinner.
- Environment Specialists to help improve positive health outcomes through a clean- living environment. Tasks may include sweeping and mopping floors, trash pick-up, weed spraying and facility-wide cleaning.
Additional donations for the Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope can be made online at www.catholiccharitiesaz.org/donate-to-BHC. Additional information about shelter services, along with a video tour of the shelter, can be found at www.catholiccharitiesaz.org/bhc-shelter.
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.
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