For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Transitional & Emergency Youth Housing
Native American Connections’ Youth Housing Program helps homeless youth (ages 18-26) transition from homelessness to greater independence and stable housing. HomeBase Central (Emergency Shelter) and Saguaro Ki (Transitional Housing) are both located in central Phoenix, near 9th Street and Indian School. In early 2023, NAC opened HomeBase Surprise, a second emergency shelter community. Residents and visitors enjoy a safe, campus-like environment with easy access to services, counseling, care, and supportive staff. NEW! Drop-In Centers are now open at both HomeBase locations: homeless youth can shower, do their laundry, and have a meal during daytime hours, hours and details posted below!
Call 602-263-5531 to get started with services at HomeBase Central!
HomeBase Surprise Shelter & Transitional Housing for Youth
HomeBase Surprise is an emergency shelter and drop-in center for homeless youth located at Bell Rd. and El Mirage in Surprise, Arizona. Providing 40 dormitory-style beds for homeless youth, ages ranging from 18-26, HomeBase Surprise focuses on safe housing / shelter, addressing medical and behavioral needs, improvement of educational record, improvement of employment status, support for the creation of a positive, stable housing plan, and continued support through transitional housing for youth aged 18-26 at Saguaro Ki. HomeBase Surprise began services in January 2023.
Call 602-648-9737 to learn more and get started with services at HomeBase Surprise!
HomeBase Central Emergency Shelter for Homeless Youth
HomeBase offers dorm-style housing for 25 young adults including meals, access to computers, laundry room, small gym and TV room. Case managers are located at the facility and help residents improve their life skills, job and/or educational status, and learn how to be responsible for their health and living environment while meeting financial responsibilities and personal goals. HomeBase is integrated with Native American Connections Behavioral Health Services. For information on HomeBase, please call 602-263-5531.
Youth with income, may be eligible to transition to Saguaro Ki; a transitional housing program for youth, located next to HomeBase.
Saguaro Ki Transitional Housing Program
Located adjacent to HomeBase, Saguaro Ki offers 24 furnished studio apartments. Utilities are included and residents have access to on-site laundry, BBQs and community room. Saguaro Ki is for young adults, ages 18-24. Residents sign a six month lease with rent based on 30% of income (minimum income is required at move-in); leases can be renewed twice making an 18-month stay possible.
An on-site case manager will help residents improve their independent living skills with the goal of preparing to move on to more permanent housing. Residents can also access programs, as well as supportive services, care, and resources offered next door at HomeBase and through Native American Connections Behavioral Health Services. For information on Saguaro Ki, please call 602-263-5531.
Drop-In Center Locations
Central Phoenix, Arizona 931 E. Devonshire Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85014
Call 602-263-7773 to connect with HomeBase Central Outreach.
Surprise, Arizona 12215 W Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85378
Call 602-513-2603 to connect with HomeBase Surprise Outreach.
Drop-In Center Details
Hours of Operation: 7am - 4pm, Monday - Friday
Who Can Participate: Homeless Youth Ages 18 - 26
FREE Services Available: Food, Showers, Clothing, Hygiene Kits, Laundry Access, Computer Access, Medical & Dental Appointment Access, Assistance with Acquiring ID Card, and Case Management support.
HomeBase Drop-In Centers
Monday - Friday from 7am - 4pm, HomeBase Drop-In Centers are available to youth (ages 18 - 26) experiencing homelessness at each HomeBase location. Individuals have access to the HomeBase community areas and have the opportunity to catch up on sleep and shower in private spaces, do laundry, eat nourishing food, and receive case management services. Alongside these free services and amenities, individuals receive information about HomeBase services and can determine if an assessment for the program is right for them. Our residents and clients tell us, "Homebase is different." Each month, HomeBase Drop-In Centers hold events for youth outreach; drop by or call today to learn about our next event and see if HomeBase is right for you. For HomeBase Central Drop-In Center, call 602-263-7773 or visit 931 E. Devonshire Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85014 during drop-in hours. For HomeBase Surprise Drop-In Center, call 602-513-2603 or visit 12215 W Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85378 during drop-in hours.
Thanking our Partners
Native American Connections is grateful for the support of Desert Diamond Casino West Valley and the Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise, an important sponsor of HomeBase and Saguaro Ki.