As a journalist, Michelle McManimon covered stories addressing suffering, homelessness and other heartbreaking news in Flagstaff, Ariz. Then came a point where she needed to take action to help others, so she began volunteering at Catholic Charities.
Oscar, a soft spoken 55-year-old man, got released from the police department in Flagstaff, Ariz. He went out of the poice department’s front doors into the cold November morning—no one was there to meet him. He didn’t have money or shelter for the night. Originally from the Navajo reservation, now in Flagstaff, he faced homelessness alone.
Corrin Johns, outreach staff for Catholic Charities, hit the road to check homeless hotspots after the recent blizzard and sub-zero temperatures—but specifically to see one 60-year-old man named Jeff.
Catholic Charities homeless services team goes out on foot to find people living on the streets during snowstorms. This team spends hours searching neglected parts of Flagstaff to find the homeless. Local parks, drainage tunnels, bridges and shopping centers are hotspots where homeless seek relief from the harsh winter weather.
Just turning 31, Audra is facing her thirties with a lot of hope. Coming out of jail only six months ago, she’s discovered life without addiction is like waking up to a new world.
Roger, once a local business owner in Flagstaff, has a knack for inventions and electronics. But times got tough, and he needed help. Our staff assisted him with water and food, housing applications and phone cards. We also helped him stay warm by providing blankets, sleeping bags and clothes. Find out what he is doing now.
She started working with Cami Rasband, case worker for Catholic Charities, while in jail. Cami helped to identify resources and housing. After a fruitless search for openings at local half-way houses, Cami told Robin about a new reentry home called the Juniper House run by Catholic Charities.
More than 50 people attended an event on Wednesday to commemorate Catholic Charities Community Services moving to a new larger, facility in a prime location.
Lori had never been to a food bank, asked for help or been without a home for herself and her 2-year-old son and teenage daughter. After losing her home, Lori and her children ended up living on the streets.
Consuelo “Celo” Brennan, a Flagstaff attorney, provides shoes to the children in Flagstaff every year. Unofficially called, The Shoe Fits, this passionate Samaritan sets about raising money to make sure children in Flagstaff homeless shelters have a new pair of shoes to start school.