Charles Hornsby was living on the street when he discovered a cat that was abandoned in a motel parking lot. Without hesitation, Charles rescued the cat and named him Oyster after the white pearl on his chest.

“We were both homeless and as a Marine Veteran, we leave no man, or cat, behind,” said Charles.

Published in Veterans

High school students in Prescott, Ariz. are building friendships with the residents of Las Fuentes Resort Village. The senior living community has welcomed students from North Star Youth Partnership’s Peer Assistance and Leadership program (PAL).

Published in Youth Development
Friday, 09 June 2017

On the Brink of Homelessness

“Clifford,” an Air Force veteran in his mid-70s, was living in Colorado when he found out that his niece in Flagstaff, Ariz. had cancer. She didn’t have much time left, so he moved to spend her last days with her, so she would not be alone.

Clifford transferred his social security benefit to Prescott, Ariz., so he could stay, but when his niece passed away, Clifford had nowhere to go. Clifford’s niece’s health deteriorated so quickly, that Clifford lost her in weeks, and with her gone, he also lost his place to live.

Published in Veterans
Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Team Rallies for Homeless Count

Each year, Catholic Charities interns, volunteers and staff partner with other agencies around Arizona for the annual Balance of State Point In Time Homeless Winter Count. The annual count surveys the number of people living on the streets across the state. In late January, our staff searched for homeless in Coconino, Yavapai and Mohave counties.

Published in Homeless
Wednesday, 11 January 2017

PAL Students Take On New Heights

Chapel Rock is always a fun winter outing for the PALS to work on team building, leadership skills and taking a big step out of their comfort zones.  Chapel Rock is the place where they can apply everything they learn in PAL. Whether that be leaning on each other when presented with challenges, communicating  effectively, or be able to have the courage to climb and zip line off the climbing tower.

Published in Youth Development

This Veteran’s Day we honor those that bravely serve our country.  While we may be taking part in Veteran’s Day parades or spending time with family this holiday, Michael Kpodo, Catholic Charities veteran services program manager, and his team, will be out on the streets ensuring that all veterans in northern Arizona have shelter.

Published in Veterans
Friday, 21 October 2016

Girls & Sports Day

Girls, ages 7 thru 14, enjoyed a fun-filled day of sports and friends at the annual Girls & Sports Day in Prescott, Ariz. They were inspired by Sarah Hill. Sarah was portrayed by Carrie Underwood in the movie, "Soul Surfer." Girl's enjoyed gymnastics, martial arts, volley ball and more!

Published in Youth Development

Wildland firefighters are hard at work, battling the Tenderfoot Fire in Yarnell, saving homes while they save lives. But one vulnerable population, Yavapai County’s homeless, has almost nowhere to turn when a fire threatens their camp.

Published in Homeless

Sidney is fun, creative and artistic--but after she started school at Prescott High School last fall--she kept to herself.

As high school can be difficult to navigate, Sidney decided to be a part of PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership) at her school. PAL is an award-winning, nationally recognized program that enables youth to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities.

Published in Youth Development
Thursday, 24 March 2016

Priceless Prom Project

The Priceless Prom Project is a way for girls and guys to attend prom in style for free.

Published in Youth Development
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