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Old Pueblo Community Foundation

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4501 E 5th Street Tucson AZ 85711 USA


Our mission is to support those persons in our community who are currently struggling with addiction, homelessness, and mental health concerns, by providing dignified supportive housing options, behavioral health counseling, employment coaching, and peer support. We serve those often forgotten and under-served in our community, including homeless veterans, persons returning from incarceration, and those experiencing long term chronic homelessness.


Housing development/home ownership - the department assisted 155 families/individuals with homebuyer education, down payment assistance, & hud certified housing counseling. Our staff counseled 202 families/individuals facing foreclosure, & 169 homeowners interested in reverse mortgages. W assisted 2 first-time home buyers in buying a new home at sunnyside pointe and cnew. In addition, we renovated 20 owner-occupied homes.

recovery communities - transitional housing and/or counseling for both veteran and non-veteran clients. In 2014 we served 516 males, 174 females and 2 crossgender clients with housing, case management, recovery support services and/or counseling. Of these clients, 237 of them were diagnosed as chronically mentally ill. We also served 52 households with children in our scattered site lease programs. Our outpatient programs served 414 clients. We began the next inside out recovery program in the fall of 2014 and are targeting clients from the jails to provide intensive outpatient therapy after release. The one step at a time grant also started this fall and its clients come from our arizona prisons. This is also intensive therapy for 60-90 days post release, with transitional housing and case management. This program compliments our community pathways to recovery where we go into the az dept of corrections facilities to assess inmates for housing and treatment upon their release. Veteran communities - we have 8 veteran programs here at opcs. In 2014, we served 458 veterans of which 344 were male and 114 were female. Of these clients, 157 of them were diagnosed as chronically mentally ill. In addition to the veteran contracts, we also were awarded an additional veterans court grant to provide substance abuse counseling for those who are eligible. The samhsa grant for veterans began its final year of the five year contract on 9/1/2014. There are many outstanding grants that will take shape in 2015 regarding permanent supportive housing for vets living on the streets. We are working closely with the tucson mayor to assess and provide housing and services to our homeless veterans. Our outreach program has grown tremendously.

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I had a long history of subtance abuse, incarceration, and instability. I went to Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) after my second incarceration in the Arizona Department of Corrections. I was immediately given food, clothing, and shelter. Once I obtained employment, I was given a voucher to go get any clothing items that I needed from Wal-Mart. Once I completed the program, OPCS rented an apartment for me so that I could re-unify with my two children, and they continued to pay for the apartment for six months while I fixed my credit. A few years later, I went back to OPCS and was able to purchase a home with the assistance of the $22,500 that they put as a down payment. This is the non-profit that others should strive to mimic.

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