The first stepping-stone out of poverty is connecting to emergency services. Many men, women, and families begin to regain their dignity through staff and volunteer compassion, mail and voice messages, essential toiletries, and showers. They find immediate relief and shelter as they recover from economic crisis while acquiring information and connecting with additional support services to live independently and offset future crises.
Homeless Intervention & Prevention Services
Your First Step: Speak to a Resource Specialist
The pathway out of poverty starts with a conversation with one of our Resource Specialists. We are here to listen to your story, to work with you on about what you need in order to move in a positive direction in your life.
To meet with a resource specialist, simply stop by our Drop-In Center. Or, feel free to call anytime: 8:00a–5:00p.
Homeless Intervention & Prevention Drop-In Center
702 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Monday, Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays. No appointment necessary.
Casa Paloma Women's Hospitality Center
<< IMPORTANT UPDATE! >>
January 2018 - Casa Paloma will be open soon after undergoing major renovations. The program provides a safe space and resources for women experiencing homelessness.
DROP-IN SERVICES - Laundry, meals, showers, supplies, resources, and respite.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES - Short-term shelter & long-term transitional housing is available, with resources and support to meet personal goals.
Break from the Weather
We provide shelter and housing options as well as a day to escape the elements. Additionally, we provide material assistance in the form of blankets, water, and sunscreen at various locations.
Receive Hygiene Items
We provide restrooms and a variety of basic hygiene products, and over-the-counter medications to those in need. Products available depend upon donations received. Not all products are available at all times, but you may be able to get:
- bandages, cough drops, and other first-aid items
- foot powder
- laundry detergent
- over the counter pain medicine, allergy medications, antacids, and vitamins
- sanitary napkins and tampons
- shampoo, conditioner, and hair products
- soap (liquid or bar)
- toothbrushes, toothpaste, and denture supplies
- lip balm
Please provide us with your name and some basic demographic information.
Receive a Food Box
We can provide food boxes distributed through the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona once a month to individuals and families, as well as occasional donated food items, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please provide us with your name, photo ID, some basic demographic information, and proof of residence.
Receive In-Kind Items
We primarily distribute items to participants who live in Primavera housing, as our locations are fully furnished upon move-in.
We can issue free clothing vouchers and letters for 30% off furniture purchases at St. Vincent de Paul. Stop by the Drop-In Center to receive the appropriate paperwork.