LDRC Services

The Lodestar Day Resource Center is essentially a cooperative of social service agencies; we try to provide as many resources as possible in one location. The following providers offer services within our building:


Brian Garcia Welcome Center : The Brian Garcia Welcome Center is an access point to Coordinated Entry. We provide each client with diversion (initial short and long term housing plans to avoid the cycle of homelessness), assessment, resources, and service referrals with the primary goal of resolving homelessness through a client-centered approach. We connect clients to appropriate services that include: mental and physical health, substance abuse treatment, employment assistance, shelter, housing and more. Learn More…


Southwest Behavioral Health Services: At the LDRC, SW conducts intake interviews and provides case-management assistance, help with medication assistance, housing referrals, transportation and moving assistance, and community education. SW also provides outreach off-campus, and connects those in need with services such as those at the LDRC. The SW PATH outreach workers seek out those in need all over Maricopa County, in areas such as the streets, river bottom, shelters, desert campsites, parks, & hospitals.

Community Bridges, Inc.: (CBI) provides the following services for our Campus Clients: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services,
Housing Coordination and Connection, Community Integration, Navigation, Case Management, Crisis Medical Services, Crisis Transition Navigators, PATH Outreach, SOAR Services.


Homeless ID Project: Provides the critical replacement identification services to empower the homeless to rebuild their lives & end their homelessness. These services include acquiring: Arizona ID’s, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, social security cards & replacement legal immigration documents. Secondary forms of ID may include: W-2’s, school records, selective service enrollment, and legal records. Homeless ID Project also periodically provides hygiene kits, socks, reading glasses, and bibles. Homeless ID Project can also help with family reconnection and referrals made to other programs.


Post Office: The LDRC Post Office is the only Post Office in the U.S. designated for people experiencing homelessness. Having an actual address (rather than for “General Delivery”) is a significant and often crucial benefit in helping our clients to obtain employment and get into housing. 5,262 clients received their mail at the post office last year. In addition we provide fax & copying services. Our volunteers write cards and letters to ensure everyone will receive mail for those who do not have contact with family or friends.


St Joseph The Worker: Provides client services that fall into three main categories:

  • Job Readiness – Help to prepare a resume or job application, mock interviews, personal presentation and communication tips, how to effectively explain a criminal history or large gap in employment, and building confidence.
  • Job Search – Address and phone number for messages, internet access to job search and submit applications, clothing that is clean, neat and professional, basic hygiene items, and daily bus passes to ensure transportation to and from interviews.
  • Employment Support – Transportation assistance for clients once employed, financial assistance to pay for work uniforms or shoes, help to secure certain certifications or license fees, and assistance for individuals in low-income or part-time employment in locating a higher paying job.

St. Joseph the Worker recognizes that not everyone needs all services. Clients work closely with their Job Developer or Employment Specialist to determine what level of service is right for them. Services are available in the downtown Phoenix office, at satellite locations hosted by partner agencies, and on the Mobile Success Unit.


LDRC Permanent Supportive Housing: The PSH-30 serves chronically homeless individuals with high vulnerabilities. The program focuses on outreaching the hardest to serve in efforts to connect them to housing and various community resources as it pertains to individual needs through housing based case management.

New Leaf Rapid Rehousing: New Leaf Rapid Rehousing is a short term rental assistance program and when combined with Housing Case Management, individuals are more likely to maintain their housing long term. The program assists individuals with locating affordable apartments, obtaining employment, connection with community resources and benefits, understanding their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and so much more.

Other Services

Bag ‘N Tag: provides clients a daily and weekly place to store their personal property while actively working to end their homelessness. Lockers are also available for rent.

The Phoenix Symphony: B-Sharp Music Wellness, a W.O.N.D.E.R. Project Homeless Initiative: A multi-faceted music wellness experience for the Campus and other healthcare and community facilities that serve the homeless, this unique initiative uses music as a catalyst for joy and self-expression for individuals who often feel powerless and marginalized.

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