About

Through the collaborative approach of the LDRC, hundreds of clients have daily access to social support services, job assistance, convenience items, education, and creative outlets. Public and private partnerships have been and continue to be the backbone of this project – our successes are a result of the cooperative and collaborative work of the many compassionate, progressive visionaries in our Valley of the Sun community.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Welcome & Engage
Inform & Connect
Inspire & Empower

The Lodestar Day Resource Center (LDRC) is an innovative program designed to serve as a gateway to self-sufficiency and success for homeless individuals. We meet clients where they are when they come through three stages moving, at their own pace, from crisis to stability and sufficiency. We welcome and engage people into a safe, accepting environment; inform and connect people to holistic services and programs; and inspire and empower people to end their homelessness and create positive, long-term life changes.

It is our responsibility to motivate, engage, and inspire clients, and to always be open to new partnerships, new ways of thinking, new programs, and new solutions. We are striving to empower our clients, our staff, and our community to end homelessness.

OUR HOLISTIC MODEL

We believe that it is not enough for us to be a tenant for provider agencies. Rather, we must help individuals change the way they perceive their world; we must inspire hope and motivation.

LDRC sees clients from all backgrounds. Some are coping with domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, re-entering the community with a corrections background, or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. While we are considered “one stop shopping” for homeless services, there is no “one size fits all” solution. There is no one goal that is appropriate or expected for all clients. We must find the way to help each individual move towards self-sufficiency.

OUR CAMPUS

In November 2005, the Human Services Campus (HSC) opened in downtown Phoenix. A faith-based, non-profit, private, and public collaboration that provides wrap-around services for homeless adults, the HSC’s founders were Central Arizona Shelter Services, Maricopa County Health Care for the Homeless, NOVA Safe Haven, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Vincent de Paul. Referred to as the “hub” of the HSC, the LDRC welcomes clients onto the Campus. We serve as a gateway for homeless individuals to access an extensive array of human services needed to begin the transformation from crisis to stability and self sufficiency.

MISSION:
The Human Services Campus uses the power of collaboration to provide solutions to homelessness.

OUR VISION:
Our community without homelessness.

OUR LEGACY:
A model for collaborative community solutions.

OUR VALUES:
Dignity, Accountability, Social Justice, Innovation, Creativity, and Excellence.

CAMPUS FOUNDING PARTNERS

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS) – providing nightly emergency shelter and supportive services to 400 plus homeless men and women, and a dental clinic providing comprehensive care

Maricopa County Healthcare for the Homeless – providing integrated primary healthcare, mental health services, substance abuse services and case management for homeless men, women, and children.

Northwest Organization for Voluntary Alternatives (NOVA) Safe Haven – providing severely mentally ill homeless individuals with residential services, case management, and assistance with independent living skills

St Joseph The Worker: Individualized job development, phone/computer/fax/mailing address, resumé development, professional clothing, work essentials and fees, Job/Life skills course, practice interviews, follow-up program, outreach to incarcerated.

St. Vincent de Paul – providing daily meal service, ministry, counseling, and referral service for homeless individuals living within downtown Phoenix.