The Phoenix office of KNCH was busy before the holidays packing over 100 “Hope Totes Hygiene Kits” to support the Phoenix Rescue Mission, which serves the homeless throughout Maricopa County.
It’s impossible to say exactly how many homeless people are in the Phoenix area. But in 2015, officials counted 25,832 homeless people in Maricopa County throughout the year. On one particular night, there were 4,342 homeless individuals in shelters and 1,289 on the streets. Which means that on any given day, there could be up to 5,500 homeless people in our county. And a still-recovering economy means that more and more people are experiencing homelessness for the first time — and many don’t know where to turn.
The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma.
For more information or to contribute to the efforts in Maricopa County, click below: