Native American Connections’ Youth Housing Program helps youth (ages 18-24) transition from homelessness to greater independence and housing stability. HomeBase (Shelter) and Saguaro Ki (Transitional Housing) are both located in central Phoenix, near 9th Street and Indian School. Together, the two programs offer youth a safe, campus like environment with easy access to caring and supportive staff.
For information on intake and eligibility for HomeBase and Saguaro Ki, please call 602-263-5531.
HomeBase offers dorm-style housing for 25 youth including meals, access to computers, laundry room, small gym and TV room. Case managers are located on-site and help youth improve their job and/or educational status and learn how to be responsible for their health and living environment while meeting financial responsibilities. HomeBase is integrated with Native American Connections Behavioral Health Services.
Saguaro Ki Transitional Housing
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.
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 in preparation for moving on to more permanent housing. Youth can also access programs and services offered at next door at HomeBase and through Native American Connections Behavioral Health Services.