Survival – For many men, women, and families who are homeless, the first step to getting off the streets is connecting to one of Primavera’s emergency services programs where they will find immediate relief and shelter as they recover from economic crisis. These programs often serve as the first stepping-stone out of poverty, assisting people to acquire the information and skills needed to live independently and offset future crises.
Integrated housing resource for families, couples, and individuals who are homeless or within two weeks of becoming homeless. Primavera Foundation has joined the community-wide Coordinated Entry assessment and referral system to fill some openings in its housing programs. That system uses the VI-SPDAT, a research-driven screening tool designed to assess an applicant’s vulnerability in the housing market. Though not exclusively, Primavera considers results from the VI-SPDAT and other important information for many of its placements in shelters, rapid re-housing, and permanent housing opportunities.
The program is meant for individuals and families who:
- are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;
- are willing to complete an application and interview should they be considered for housing;
- will actively participate in individual success planning and follow program rules and regulations; and
- income qualify (for some programs).
You can apply for housing and shelter programs in-person. An appointment is not required. Visit any of these offices:
Primavera is located at 702 S. 6th Ave., and is open 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Afternoon appointments on these days may be scheduled by calling (520) 882-5383.
Our Family Services is located at 2590 N Alvernon Way, between Grant and Glenn. Walk-in hours are: Tuesdays from 10 am – 1 pm; Wednesdays from 1 pm - 4 pm, and Thursdays from 10 am – 1 pm.
Other agencies in Tucson and Pima County, including some behavioral health providers, also administer the VI-SPDAT. Call your agency to learn if it administers the VI-SPDAT and the agency’s requirements and times. If you would like to preview housing locations with the Primavera Foundation, visit Rental Housing.