FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Volunteer Opportunities Available at Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (June 6, 2022): As the Arizona summer temperatures increase, so do heat related illnesses and deaths, especially among those experiencing homelessness. Effective June 6, Catholic Charities Community Services is adding a cooling station on the back patio of The Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope. The center is a first-of-its-kind, day drop-in center and overnight shelter, and will now be open 24/7 providing relief and resources to the community’s most vulnerable. We are looking for volunteers and community partners to fill several critical needs and life-saving opportunities.
The center provides safe, temporary shelter for up to 200 unduplicated individuals and families experiencing homelessness annually. It provides resources, referrals and supportive services to 1,400 members of the community each year. The goal is to work toward permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness.
The shelter is offering a daily cooling station, overnight rest, relief, basic necessities, case management and some health services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the tri-state area. Sheltering up to 57 individuals each night, private rooms are available for families and veterans. Catholic Charities has been operating in Bullhead City in many capacities since 2015. In response to the pandemic, per requirements, we modified
services and limited congregate living, however we are increasing our hours open and need volunteers and partners help.
Volunteer opportunities include flexible shifts for:
- Hospitality Specialists welcomes and signs in visitors and guests alongside reception services, assists guests and visitors with access to showers and laundry, resource searches, computer and phone use, clothing, kitchen and meal services.
- Hungry No More Volunteers of all faiths, as well as civic groups and caring individuals to prepare food in commercial kitchen, serves meals and helps with clean up.
- Floor Support Specialists support and answer questions of visitors and guests, monitor facility and enforce established policies and procedures to ensure the safety of guests and visitors, and reports any concerns to staff.
Long-term goals of the shelter are to assist individuals and families in securing safe, affordable housing, as well as connections to local resources to ensure housing stability, increased income and enrollment in multiple supportive services such as mental health treatment and employment services.
About Catholic Charities Community Services:
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.
Catholic Charities Community Services