Housing and Shelters

Trevor Browne is committed to the academic success of our students.  We understand that basic needs can have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important services. This page is meant to help connect students and their families to basic needs information and resources.


Safe Place is a national youth outreach program designed to provide immediate help and safety for teen ages 12-17 who are in crisis. The program is managed locally by Child Crisis Arizona. Teens can go to any Safe Place location and immediately get in contact with a crisis responder. They are transported to a Child Crisis Arizona location where they have access to shelter, counseling and family reunification services. 

You can go to any business, public location, or bus displaying a yellow and black Safe Place sign.  Let them know you want to talk to someone from Safe Place and they will know what to do to help. 

Using a mobile device, simply text the word SAFE and your current location (address, city, state) to the number 44357. Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place location. You will also have the option to text interactively with a  professional for more help. It’s quick, confidential, and safe.  

If you prefer to speak with someone on the phone, instead of in person or texting, you may call the               National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

Safe Place is not intended to replace 911 in emergency situations.  If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

CASS serves the entire Phoenix metropolitan area and provides shelter for both adult and families 24/7, 365 days a year.

Main Location

3307 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Hours of Operation: Mondays | 8 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Tuesdays - Thursdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

West Valley Location

Pendergrast Community Center Family Resource Center

10550 W Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85037

Hours of Operation: Thursdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

East Valley Location

635 E. Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85204

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Save the Family Foundation

125 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

Hours of Operation: Wednesdays | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Homeless Youth Connections

HYC serves homeless youth ages 13-21 who are attending local high schools. Youth are provided with basic necessities, case management, housing if needed, life skills and mentors to ensure they have the resources to stay in school, complete their education and have a chance at a brighter future. 

9950 W. Van Buren, Suite 114, Avondale, AZ 85323

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Office: (623) 374-3747

After Hours: (602) 633-4844


Just All About You

Just All About You is a DDD Habilitation home serving girls and women with varying levels of developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. JAAY’s group homes are small, residential facilities located within a community and designed to serve children with developmental disabilities. 

UMOM Shelters

UMOM’s emergency shelters provide a temporary place to live for those experiencing homelessness including survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

(602) 275-7852  

For 24-Hour Help, please call 1-800-631-1314

Here is a current list of shelters operated by UMOM:

(602) 595-8700

On the UMOM New Day Centers campus, each family lives in a private room. Case managers guide families as they create an individual housing plan – their unique strategy to confront and overcome the challenges that led to experiencing homelessness. Tools and resources, such as the New Day Employment Center, job readiness courses, and an onsite childcare development center, aid clients in finding and keeping a job. A licensed wellness clinic, also on-campus, helps kids and young adults stay healthy and in school.


Opened in June 2017, the Halle Women’s Center is the first Arizona shelter designed specifically for single women. Two or three women share a room with a private bathroom along with nutritious meals are served three times a day. Daytime hours are available for work with case managers to gain skills, find jobs, solve problems, and identify a path to permanent housing.

(602) 841-5799

This six-bed residential emergency shelter in Phoenix provides a safe, home-like setting for youth experiencing homelessness, family conflict, or abuse. Open Hands offers individual and family counseling with the goal of family reunification. Youth who aren’t able to safely return home may stay for a longer term; learning life skills and receiving workforce and job readiness training. Approximately 200 youth are served each year through Open Hands. Nearly all who complete the program exit to safe, permanent housing. 

(602) 841-5799

Often, teens experience homeless because they are escaping violence, suffering due to substance abuse of their own or by a parent, rejected because of gender identity, or aging out of the foster care system.  UMOM’s Youth Program at Earll provides hope and a safe place to stay. Youth work with case managers and counselors to regain a sense of safety, finish high school, look for a job, learn how to use public transportation, and more. Perhaps most significantly, they are able to meet other young people, make friends, and have fun – something that they may not have experienced otherwise.

Free supportive services are available for young adults who are experiencing homelessness. Services include: food, water, showers, hygiene and personal care items, and clothing. Case management, housing navigation, as well as the coordinated entry point for HUD housing programs such as Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing are also available at the Youth Resource Center.

Native American Connections Transitional & Emergency Youth Housing

Native American Connections’ Youth Housing Program helps youth (ages 18-24) transition from homelessness to greater independence and housing stability. HomeBase (Emergency Shelter) and Saguaro Ki (Transitional Housing) are both located in central Phoenix, near 9th Street and Indian School. Together, the two programs offer youth a safe, campus like environment with easy access to caring and supportive staff. 

(602) 263-5531 

Housing and Shelter Online Resources

Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH)

Homeless Assistance

Eviction Prevention

Arizona Housing Coalition 

The Arizona Housing Coalition is a membership-based advocacy organization who works with member agencies to end homelessness through housing stability and expanding affordable housing opportunities for all.

*The Arizona Housing Coalition doesn't provide shelter, housing, or rental/utility assistance.

2-1-1 Housing and Shelter 

2-1-1 Arizona provides resources for eviction prevention assistance, rent payment assistance, emergency shelters, and other housing needs. 

Chicanos Por La Causa 

Provides housing stability to those in needHelp at-risk and under served populations secure and maintain affordable, stable housing.  Help  low-income seniors living at home by providing supportive services that help them maintain their independence and reduce Medicare/Medicaid costs.  

(520) 466-3438


Wildfire is a non-profit organization aimed at connecting you with agencies or programs that are administered through counties, cities, councils of government, and private non-profit organizations. This program offers the following services:

Maricopa County Human Services Department

234 N. Central Avenue, 3rd Floor

Phoenix, AZ 85004



UMOM provides Crisis Shelter, Supportive Services and Affordable Housing for people experiencing homelessness. Services include educational and work readiness services for adults; a Child Development Center for children from six weeks to 11 years old and after-school programing for children 5 – 11; and Health/Wellness services for all ages. 

East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008 


The Human Services Department offers a variety of social services to low-income households, experiencing crisis.

John F. Long Family Services provides a broad range of assistance with urgent needs including utility, eviction prevention and/or move-in cost assistance. Caseworkers also provide employment, budgeting, social and life-skills development counseling assistance through case management services at the family and senior services centers.

3454 N. 51st Ave

Phoenix, AZ - 85031

(602) 534-2433