The Homeless Programs Section supports homeless services through contracts with community-based organizations to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and other supportive services for homeless families and individuals.
- The Watkins Emergency Shelter Program provides year-round emergency shelter and a range of services for single females and families. Services include sleeping accommodations, meals, health care, supervised activities for children, behavioral health services, case management and clothing.
- The Summer Respite and Winter Respite programs coordinate the collection of essential items to be distributed to homeless people living on the streets of Phoenix. Items including water, sunscreen, hats, hygiene items, clothing, blankets and shoes are donated by the community and distributed by local street outreach teams.
- The Phoenix Heat Relief Network augments the efforts of agencies assisting people who are homeless and adds additional community resources to the system during the peak summer heat.
For more information, call 602-262-4520.
For shelter services and availability, call the CONTACS Shelter Hotline: