About

Lodestar Day Resource Center Board of Directors

Mike McQuaid, President

J.M. Management Company

Jeff McMullin, Treasurer

Mansperger, Patterson & McMullin

Melissa  Kovacs, Secretary

FirstEval, LLC    

Linda Mushkatel

Community Volunteer

Steve Gervais

St. Vincent de Paul

Mike McQuaid, President

J.M. Management Company

Jeff McMullin, Treasurer

Mansperger, Patterson & McMullin

Melissa  Kovacs, Secretary

FirstEval, LLC    

Linda Mushkatel

Community Volunteer

Steve Gervais

St. Vincent de Paul

Mike McQuaid, President

J.M. Management Company

Jeff McMullin, Treasurer

Mansperger, Patterson & McMullin

Melissa  Kovacs, Secretary

FirstEval, LLC    

Linda Mushkatel

Community Volunteer

Steve Gervais

St. Vincent de Paul

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

Milestones at Lodestar Day Resource Center

  • In November 2005, the LDRC opened on the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix. A non-profit, private, government and community collaboration that provides wrap-around services for adults experiencing homelessness, the Campus has become a national model. Referred to as the “hub” of the Campus; the LDRC serves as a gateway for individuals to access an extensive array of human services needed to begin the transformation from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.
  • In March of 2017, with donations from the Garcia Family, the Maricopa County IDAand the Phoenix Thunderbirds Charities, the Brian Garcia Welcome Center was opened.   In addition to honoring the life of Brian Garcia, a frequent volunteer at the campus, the Welcome Center helps clients receive services more expeditiously.  The opening of the Welcome Center has allowed the LDRC and the Campus to expand our capacity,meet our clients more expediently and more effectively coordinate services to empower people to end their homelessness.  The Welcome Center provides assessments for over 700 unduplicated clients each month.  Over 5% of clients are  diverted from homelessness via reunification with family and friends.  In addition, our Street Outreach Program aims to increase client engagements and help individuals navigate all the services available on the Campus.

Brian Garcia Welcome Center
Brian Garcia Welcome Center

The LDRC fulfills basic needs for over 300 people that walk through our doors every day by providing engagement, safety, and respite (water, heat/AC, hygiene, restrooms). After crises are treated and basic needs are met, we begin reducing barriers & rebuilding lives through a comprehensive offering of programs and services proven to remove both external and internal barriers to self-sufficiency. Finally, we facilitate Ending Homelessness as adults successfully and permanently end their own homelessness through housing, stable income, and continuing support.

Careers at LodeStar Day Resource Center (LDRC)

The Lodestar Day Resource Center (LDRC) is a collaborative agency on the Human Services Campus and provides resources to individuals experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Located near downtown Phoenix, the LDRC is comprised of a dynamic team committed to assisting individuals with ending their homelessness. The Lodestar Day Resource Center offers a competitive total compensation package including medical, dental, life, paid holidays, vacation and personal time, and the satisfaction of giving hope and transforming lives.

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