Native American Connections is pleased to introduce Surprise HomeBase, a new emergency youth housing shelter community located at 12215 W. Bell Road in Surprise, Arizona. This facility will be the only emergency shelter for homeless youth in the West Valley duplicating similar services currently provided at HomeBase in Central Phoenix.
NAC hopes to provide approximately 40 beds for homeless youth, ages ranging from 18-26, an adjustment from Phoenix HomeBase based on experiences with and observations of the youth, their needs, and our capacity to serve them. Surprise HomeBase 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, on the Central Phoenix campus.
NAC’s programs for homeless youth help them to regain safety and stability, to maintain healthy living, to complete their high school education, and to exit to a positive destination with continued education or employment. Surprise HomeBase program operations will provide dormitory-style living, three meals a day every day, health assessments, and the support of education and case management specialists.
Stay tuned for more on this much needed emergency shelter.