Services for Youth
Transitional & Emergency Youth Housing
Native American Connections’ Youth Housing Program helps homeless youth (ages 18-24) transition from homelessness to greater independence and stable housing. HomeBase (Emergency Shelter) and Saguaro Ki (Transitional Housing) are both located in central Phoenix, near 9th Street and Indian School. In early 2023, NAC opens HomeBase Surprise, a second shelter and transitional living community. All together, these programs offer a safe, campus like environment with easy access to services, counseling, care, and supportive staff.
Call 602-263-5531 to get started with services at HomeBase Phoenix!
HomeBase Surprise Shelter & Transitional Housing for Youth
HomeBase Surprise is a shelter and transitional housing community for homeless youth located at Bell Rd. and El Mirage in Surprise, Arizona. Set to provide between 40 and 50 beds for homeless youth, ages ranging from 18-26, HomeBase Surprise will focus 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 opens to homeless late January 2023; our official grand opening occurs Thursday, Febuary 2nd, 2023 for invited guests.
Call 602-648-9737 to learn more and get started with services at HomeBase Surprise!
HomeBase 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.
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.