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A coordinated response for neig​hborhoods and individuals experiencing homelessness—​ offering education, resources, and encampment cleanups. ​

Call: 602-262-6251​​​​​​​

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 PHX C.A.R.E.S. at Work



HOW IT WORKS1766https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/HOW IT WORKS.jpgHOW IT WORKShttps://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicessite/Documents/How%20It%20Works.pdfhttps://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1766 ​​​PHX C.A.R.E.S. is a coordinated response for neighborhoods and individuals experiencing homelessness—offering education, resources, and encampment cleanups. ​ <div class="ExternalClassD994A2B9545242BD8E5B3C515BCE3232">​​​PHX C.A.R.E.S. is a coordinated response for neighborhoods and individuals experiencing homelessness—offering education, resources, and encampment cleanups. ​<br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
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Strategies to Address Homelessness

The Phoenix City Council requested a strategic plan to focus on strategies for persons experiencing homelessness as well as developing best practices to mitigate impacts to surrounding communities and neighborhoods.​ Read the Strategies to Address Homelessness Plan​.

In January 2021, a task force made up of neighborhood leaders, service providers, and homeless advocates began meeting to prioritize and provide recommendations on the City’s efforts to deploy the Plan. Throughout 2021, the Task Force met to review and evaluate the City’s Strategies to Address Homelessness Plan. The recommendations were made in consensus among the Task Force members and were presented to the Phoenix City Manager as well to the Phoenix City Council Community and Cultural Investment Subcommittee on April 6, 2022. Read the recommendations or watch the Subcommittee presentation​.​



City of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2877Human Services10/2/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2877/Newsroom_StrategicInitiatives_003 (749 x 421 px).pngCity of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign <div class="ExternalClass88F3ABEC489041F29F1E5224240734A2"><html>​The City of Phoenix is proud to announce the 11th annual Paint Phoenix Purple campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide education and resources for victims. Domestic violence is a serious, widespread, and dangerous health and safety challenge in our community. By raising awareness about this issue, we can help victims get the support they need and prevent future cases from occurring.<br><br>Paint Phoenix Purple is a local campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. The City has partnered with these groups to provide educational resources, activities, and support services for victims including workshops on recognizing signs of abuse, support groups for survivors, and community events.<br><br><strong>Show your Support! Wear purple on Thursday, October 19. </strong><br>Each year, the <a href="https://ncadv.org/" target="_blank">National Coalition Against Domestic Violence</a> chooses a day to wear purple, the color affiliated with ending domestic violence. Wear purple on October 19 and post a photo using #PaintPHXPurple.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is encouraging all residents to join in the effort by wearing purple and participating in local events throughout October. Together, we can send a strong message there is no place for domestic violence in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces. <br><br>For more information about Paint Phoenix Purple or how you can get involved, please visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">our website</a>. <br><br>Follow the City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/PHXInitiatives" target="_blank">Twitter</a> (X) for resources, stories and more throughout the month.<br><br><strong>Paint Phoenix Purple History:</strong><br>In December of 2012, the Mayor and City Council endorsed the goal to end domestic violence in Phoenix. In April 2013, that plan was approved. Learn more about the campaign and the accomplishments of the City of Phoenix <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">here​</a>.<br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" alt="" src="/humanservicessite/MediaAssets/Domestic%20Violence%20Resources%20-%20resized.png" /><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-services
Phoenix Taps Residents for Feedback on 'Mobile Career Unit'https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2090Human Services10/5/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2090/Photo_Bloomberg_Mobile_Career_Community_Feedback_00091 (1).JPGPhoenix Taps Residents for Feedback on 'Mobile Career Unit'<div class="ExternalClassC1160C846FAE4409938996C801439C68"><html> <p> ​​The city of Phoenix is inviting the community to give feedback on an idea for a "mobile career unit" (MCU) this Saturday at Food City on 35th Avenue and Van Buren.<br><br> The MCU is intended to connect employers to job seekers impacted by the pandemic—right in their communities. At Saturday's event, job seekers will respond to a survey, and have the chance to experience the MCU and provide input.​<br><br> The idea for the MCU came about through the <a href="/newsroom/article/1952" target="_blank">2021 Global Bloomberg Mayors Challenge</a>. Phoenix is one of 50 Champion Cities selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies to be part of this global innovation competition​​​​ that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities to enhance their communities. Up to 15 cities will be awarded $1 million each to invest in their idea. <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?846188f7c155dc388813cf2641a08b2268e12a2e1e07e21b0c577838758515b0">Watch this video</a> to learn more about the challenge.  <br><br> When: Saturday, October 9th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.​<br><br> Where: Food City at 3442 W Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br><br> For more details about Saturday's event, call 602-262-3111 or visit <a href="/mayor/challenge" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/mayorschallenge​</a>. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-services
Giving Meters Unveiled Downtown to Help Fund Services for Homelesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/524Human Services7/23/2019 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/524/Newsroom_HSD_06.jpgGiving Meters Unveiled Downtown to Help Fund Services for Homeless<div class="ExternalClassC0067132DBBE4176A6917316604D7D2D"><html> <p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>The city of Phoenix partnered with Downtown Phoenix Partnership (DPP) to debut Giving Meters in the downtown Phoenix area.  </p><p>The Giving Meters are repurposed parking meters, decorated by local artists, that will be placed on sidewalks in areas with high foot traffic in downtown allowing people to give money that will help make sustainable change to those experiencing homelessness through supported services.</p><p>“The giving meters will be easy to find with their bright colors throughout the downtown area," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said.  “There will be three installed on city streets and one will rove around the area ensuring more people learn about the new way to give." </p><p>The Giving Meters will accept both money and credit cards. Funds donated to help the homeless will be administered by PHX C.A.R.E.S., a city of Phoenix program that leads with services to help those experiencing homelessness find long-term solutions​<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-services
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2977Human Services1/10/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2977/city hall.jpgJanuary is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month<div class="ExternalClassB847BE3FC97B4513A21A8209335F5465"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix invites you to help raise awareness about Human Trafficking this month and all year. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. More than 27.6 million adults and children are subject to human trafficking around the world.  </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">In 2013, the Mayor's Human Trafficking Task Force, chaired by Councilman Jim Waring adopted a plan called “The Compass" to eliminate human trafficking.</span></p> <p>The plan focuses on four areas:</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Law enforcement</li><li>Victim's Services</li><li>Training </li><li>Awareness and Outreach</li></ul> <p>The City's awareness efforts are headed by the Strategic Initiatives team. You can follow them on social media on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives">Facebook</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=/PHXInitiatives">X/Twitter</a> for information and resources all month. To learn more, go to the <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives webpage</a>.</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/WspexHS4JxA">This PSA produced by PHXTV</a> highlights two human trafficking survivors on their plight of getting out of today's modern slavery. </p> <p>To report suspected human trafficking contact the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-877-4AZ-TIPS. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-services

Ho​w it Helps

At its core, PHX C.A.R.E.S. is the city's process of connecting the community with services like encampment cleanups, shelters, and other resources for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.​​Report to PHX C.A.R.E.S.
How It Works​​
Snapshot of Homelessness
Resources to Donate