Stories tagged: "homeless"

The Phoenix Inn at Northern and 27th avenues
West Phoenix Getting New Homeless Shelter for People 55+ Thanks to Federal COVID Relief Funds

A new homeless shelter is being built near Metrocenter for ages 55 or older, marking an expansion into new areas of the city.

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Vaccinating the Homeless: Some Have Received Doses, Others Await Their Turn

Organizations serving the homeless elsewhere are facing challenges in inoculating the at-risk populations they serve. Clayton Foster was living out of his car when he contracted COVID-19.  The 67-year-old knew he faced higher risks of death or severe outcomes during the pandemic because of his chronic heart and bladder conditions, but for Foster and thousands...

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Shelters Report Hostility From Police Over Support for Black Lives Matter and Immigrants’ Rights

Some law enforcement agencies have ended partnerships with shelters over social issues, which could put victims of domestic violence at risk.

People gather in an empty lot near the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Is Turning Parking Spaces Into Full-Blown Shelters for City’s Unhoused

Some of Phoenix's most vulnerable are being tasked with an impossible decision: risk contracting COVID, or expose themselves to the harsh summer weather?

Hotels and Parking Lots: How Phoenix is Handling Homelessness During a Pandemic

Downtown’s latest living space isn’t high-end condos or luxury apartments - it’s an encampment space for Phoenicians experiencing homelessness.

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Hospitals Often Send Homeless Patients Back Onto Streets. This Project Aims to Stop That.

A new project aims to help Phoenix-area hospitals avoid "patient dumping" by providing somewhere for them to go when their treatment is over.

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Arizona One Of 11 States To See Decrease In Homeless Students

Arizona saw a small decrease in its number of homeless students over two school years, according to a recently released report.