Emergency Shelter | Supportive Housing | Affordable Housing
Imagine having no place to call home. Sadly, it’s a reality for too many individuals and families in Northern Arizona. But having a safe, welcoming home is about more than just four walls and a roof. That’s where Catholic Charities Housing Services comes in. Our compassionate housing case managers offer financial assistance, help accessing community resources, and most importantly, we walk alongside individuals, families and veterans as they work to permanently improve their lives with housing as the foundation.
Emergency Shelter and Rapid Rehousing
Our emergency shelters are here to help individuals and families overcome the hurdles that lead to homelessness, whether it’s loss of employment, health problems, mental health issues, domestic violence or many other challenges. Our emergency shelters provide a temporary, safe place to stay with access to case managers to assist them in finding employment, permanent housing, transportation, day care and more.
This first-of-its-kind day resource center and overnight shelter in Bullhead City has several family units, as well as beds for individuals, and an special area for veterans. Laundry, showers and restroom facilities are also available. The health clinic offers one-time or ongoing healthcare appointments through partnerships with local health-care providers.
This Flagstaff shelter offers temporary, safe housing where families can stay together until they get back on their feet. It’s the only local shelter where families can live together, including single fathers. Laundry facilities are available as well as a communal kitchen and play area. All furnishings and toys are donated by the community.
Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Outreach
Our rapid rehousing provides short-term rental assistance for temporary housing as a starting point to establishing a secure, stable life. This housing-first model maintains that with a safe, secure place to live, finding employment and transportation will be easier. Our teams also conduct homeless outreach to ensure those who do not need or want temporary housing have access to food, water, hygiene supplies and rides to shelters or appointments.
Catholic Charities Flagstaff is one of two centralized Front-Door sites, which allows our team to work with other agencies in the area to find housing and resources quickly.
Whether adjusting to life after war or justice involvement or learning how to adapt to life with a mental or physical disability – our supportive housing team members are there. We help care for a person’s
mind, body, and soul. We are along for the journey as residents learn to overcome these challenges to move forward, which includes supportive housing counseling, encouragement, and connections to local resources. This blanket of care and support allows residents to thrive.
Catholic Charities manages five separate community re-entry homes. Community re-entry team members work with law enforcement, probation and other agencies to provide motivated individuals with a safe, secure and sober environment upon leaving jail or other justice involvement. Residents pay a low rent and contribute to household chores and upkeep while they maintain their sobriety. Our housing case managers conduct weekly meetings and check ins, and residents typically find stable employment within the first three months. The average stay between six and nine months and residents must check in regularly with their probation officers as part of the program. This supportive care allows residents to move past their mistakes and begin a new life.
Our veterans have faithfully served our country and have experienced the horrors of conflict and war. Overcoming the challenges of substance abuse, mental health issues and homelessness is often just too much. Our housing team members collaborate with our veterans team members to ensure veterans are treated with dignity and respect. Catholic Charities maintains individual apartment units in cities throughout Northern Arizona. Our team members help clients find housing, assist with move ins and provide donated household goods, supplies and furnishings through the generosity of our supporters. Our veterans team connects them with VA, federal, state and local assistance in order to establish reliable income as they move toward long-term affordable housing.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Our housing staff members understand that homelessness can be a revolving door. This program provides rental assistance for the chronically homeless. Mental health issues or physical disabilities often go hand-in-hand with being on the street for the long-term. Our compassionate team members work with other area agencies and health-care providers to offer a hand up and give individuals a fighting chance to start fresh in our scattered site housing units throughout Northern Arizona.
Imagine having to choose between paying for food, medications, or rent. Northern Arizona Housing team members do not want anyone to be in that position. We’re here to help with housing that allows a person to afford their food, medications, and rent. This creates stability. Children can stay in their school and parents can afford to pay their bills and begin saving for their future. Available for individuals, families and veterans, affordable housing changes lives.