Winter Respite Program

Help keep someone warm this winter.   When the days cool down and the nights get chilly, remember the families and individuals who are homeless and on the street.

Arizona's cold winter nights don't seem so bad to those who have warm places to get out of the elements.  But for those living outdoors or in their car, warm clothes and a blanket mean a lot. The community can assist by donating items that will keep people warm and protected during the cold nights of winter.

The city of Phoenix is asking people to donate ONLY the following items to be distributed to those who are homeless:  

  • Jackets, coats, sweat shirts - men's, women's, children's
  • Long pants, jeans, and sweats - men's, women's, children's
  • New underwear - men's, women's, children's
  • Blankets
  • Shoes

Donated items are distributed by local homeless outreach teams from:

Basic Mission, Catholic Charities, Church on the Streets, Maricopa County Healthcare for the Homeless, One N Ten, Native American Connections, Inc., Set free Ministry, Son Lit Foundation, Southwest Behavioral Health Services PATH Outreach, TERROS, The Salvation Army Project HOPE, Tumbleweed Center for youth Development and U.S. Vets. 

The program runs from October through March.

Tax-deductible donations may be delivered to any of the city's three Family Service Centers:

Travis L. Williams
4732 South Central Avenue

John F. Long
3454 North 51st Avenue

914 West Hatcher Road

The centers are open from 7:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.   Please call 602-256-4302 to arrange a bulk or large donation.  Acknowledgement of any donation is available.