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City of Phoenix Adopts Additional Homelessness Services in 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2091Human Services10/4/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2091/Untitled (1920 x 1080 px).jpgCity of Phoenix Adopts Additional Homelessness Services in 2021<div class="ExternalClassBD8A0B2EF0A845BB95236E57D47E7033"><html> The city of Phoenix prioritizes leading with services when it comes to those experiencing homelessness, and the city recognizes that there are unique populations experiencing homelessness that require specialized service to best meet their needs.<br><br>​In 2021, the mayor and city council approved implementing new practices designed to supplement the city of Phoenix's ongoing “<a target="_blank" href="/humanservicessite/Documents/Homeless%20Strategies%20Final%20Report.pdf">Strategies to Address Homelessness</a>" plan developed in 2020.<br><br><strong>Heat Relief Program ​</strong><br><br>The city's Heat Relief Program was extended through September 2021 with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). City council voted to extend an agreement for the rental of heat relief equipment, including shade structures around the Human Services Campus and at St. Vincent de Paul's Watkins location. The city's Heat Relief Program was developed to reduce the effects of extreme heat on populations like those experiencing homelessness.<br><br>The city also launched heat relief buses during the summer months of 2021. Out-of-circulation city buses parked outside of the Human Services Campus every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., serving as mobile cooling centers. People could grab water or come on to the air-conditioned buses to cool off. <br><br>"We must do everything we can to help this vulnerable population during the hot summer months," Phoenix District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari said of the heat relief cooling buses initiative she spearheaded. “I'm proud to be able to deliver yet another avenue for dignified heat relief and will continue this proactive work in 2022."<br><br>During the months of July, August, and September 2021, there were more than 12,700 visits to cooling buses. This total may include duplicate counts, as they are tallied each hour. <br><br><strong>Cleanups</strong><br><br>For years, the city of Phoenix conducted once-a-week coordinated cleanups of the area outside the Human Services Campus. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, mayor and council directed the city's Street Transportation Department to begin cleaning three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—except for holidays. The increased weekly cleanups began in April 2020 and have continued in 2021. The purpose of the cleanups is to protect the health and safety of people living in and around the encampment.<br><br>"The trash starts to build up again almost immediately after each cleanup," said Bill Morlan, owner of Electric Supply, Inc. located near the Human Services Campus. “I cannot imagine the impact on the unsheltered, the neighborhoods, and the community if these cleanups were not happening.  As someone who has been in this neighborhood for decades, I appreciate the city's efforts."<br><br>The city's Street Transportation Department removes approximately four tons of items per month from the roadways and sidewalks during these cleanups.<br><br><strong>Emergency Rental Assistance Program </strong><br><br>Preventing the loss of housing through eviction prevention is a priority in the “Strategies to Address Homelessness." Arizona has had a high eviction rate that has only worsened in 2021. City council allocated $51.1 million in federal emergency rental assistance dollars to begin the <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/rental-assistance">Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program</a> in March of 2021. As of October 2021, the city was distributing an average of $2 million per week to help people with their rent or utilities. The ERA Program is one of nearly a dozen funding sources the city has to assist Phoenix residents with rent and utilities.<br><br>Additionally, through a partnership with Community Legal Services, the city created the <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/landlord-tenant-counseling">Tenants Eviction Assistance Project (TEAP)</a>. TEAP provides no-cost legal assistance to residents experiencing an eviction crisis, including working cooperatively with local agencies administering COVID-19 related rental and utility assistance programs for the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County, and the state of Arizona.<br><br><strong>PHX C.A.R.E.S.</strong><br><br><a target="_blank" href="/phxcares">PHX C.A.R.E.S.</a> (community, action, response, engagement, services) is an ongoing coordinated response to work with neighborhoods and individuals experiencing homelessness to educate and focus on solutions. For those experiencing homelessness, PHX C.A.R.E.S. sends trained outreach teams to encourage them to accept the services and resources that are offered to help end their homelessness.<br><br>If you or someone you know needs resources to address homelessness, you can contact PHX C.A.R.E.S. at 602-262-6251, or <a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/phxcares/">submit a request online</a>.<br><br><strong>Strategies to Address Homelessness</strong><br><br>Homelessness is a growing issue across the country, including here in Arizona. It is an issue principally addressed by the city of Phoenix, in tandem with local non-profit partners.<br><br>In October 2020, the mayor and city council approved the city's “Strategies to Address Homelessness": a comprehensive eight-part plan addressing complex and far-reaching challenges that homelessness represents in our community. This strategic plan was developed from data collected in community meetings and surveys. In the course of collecting this data, 700+ people attended meetings, 2,200+ people filled out surveys, 2,200+ community comments were received, and 3,700+ survey comments were processed. <br><br>In order to determine priorities for plan implementation, the city council directed the city manager to create the Strategies to Address Homelessness Plan Task Force. This task force meets monthly and is comprised of 18 neighborhood, business, community, and homeless advocates. View the <a target="_blank" href="/humanservicessite/Documents/Homeless%20Strategies%20Final%20Report.pdf">“Strategies to Address Homelessness" here.</a><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHomeless ServicesHSHomeless Strategies to Address Homelessness, Human ServiceStephanie Barnes602-316-0958602-262-6194stephanie.barnes@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/15/Stephanie_Barnes.jpgPHXHumanService

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/28/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass329D213CF6234E69892F2EE99B4A06D2"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/28/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass1FF59FCB2CBD41E994B9128FA44F8C8F"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">A</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">.</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><p> <strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​<br></p><h3>Tuesday, February 1, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, February 2, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Oso Park<br> 3451 N. 75th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, February 3, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, February 4, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, February 5, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> AGEEZ Hair Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 542 W. Southern Aveue, Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Trailside Point Park<br> 7215 W. Vineyard Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, February 7, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Roadrunner Park<br> 3502 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, February 8, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, February 9, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> Noon - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, February 10, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, February 11, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, February 12, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> South Mountain Community Center<br> 212 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, February 14, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, February 15, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: Behind The Scenes Of Cancer Screenings https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2220Fire1/28/2022 4:38:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2220/269613246_278355770999571_3532569489312623168_n.jpghttps://youtu.be/JkjaUB2KvjQFire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: Behind The Scenes Of Cancer Screenings <div class="ExternalClassB4950CF2525D4027B8370AE20C3585BF"><html> <p>​​</p>Firefighter occupational cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. From 2015-2020, 75% of the fire fighters added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial died from occupational cancer.<br><br>That number includes Phoenix firefighters Rick Telles and Brian Beck Jr.<br><br>In honor of January being Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month, the Phoenix Fire Department has continued to educate fire service members about this problem and empower them to take steps toward detection, treatment, and prevention.<br><br>One of those steps includes the cancer screenings for all Phoenix first responders at Vincere Cancer Center.<br><br>Vincere began seeing first responders in November of 2018. <br><br>The program initially started when Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Vershalee Shukla noticed a small influx in firefighters being diagnosed with various cancers. After a bit of research, she realized the epidemic amongst our nation's first responders. <br><br>The more research that was done, the more she realized a preventive program was needed for the safety and overall health and wellbeing of those who serve their communities.<br><br>That's when Dr. Shukla partnered with key players in the city of Phoenix to create a first of its kind program.<br><br>That program consists of comprehensive visits for Phoenix first responders to identify their known exposures to carcinogens on the job. In addition to discussing any risks the individual may have.<br><br>Although the city of Phoenix was the first to offer this type of program to its members, it has grown statewide with other departments folllowing suit.<br><br>To date, Dr. Shukla estimates she has caught nearly 90 cancers in early stages among Valley firefighters.<br><br>Because of trailblazing efforts led by Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner and the collaboration with Vincere Cancer Center less firefighters will die from cancer​​​. <br><br>“Cancer isn't scary anymore, we're catching it early and with very good outcomes," Dr. Shukla said.<br><br>Learn more about Vincere Cancer Center and the free cancer screenings for first responders at <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/screening">https://vincerecancer.com/screening</a>.<br><br><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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