(480) 858.2300

Homeless Services

City of Tempe Homeless Outreach Program Effort (HOPE) travels throughout Tempe in an effort to reach out to the homeless and engage them into needed services.  HOPE provides crisis intervention and advocacy services, including limited transportation as a means of reducing the barriers many homeless individuals/families face.

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) – Located in downtown Tempe. Homeless people are provided with food and a safe place to sleep three days per week. I-HELP is an interfaith cooperative effort of  Tempe congregations, Tempe Community Action Agency, Tempe Salvation Army, business and education partners.

Tempe Emergency Assistance Ministry (TEAM) – An interfaith coalition of Tempe clergy and social service agencies that have joined together to coordinate and mobilize efforts to provide food and social services through the Tempe faith community.  Contact: 480.858.2300

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development –  the Tempe Youth Resource Center is nestled in the heart of Tempe and provides basic supportive services on site such as food, hygiene and clothing in addition to intensive case management services for homeless youth.

Urban Outreach – Showers are offered Monday and Friday mornings from 6-11 am. Individuals often line up starting at 5 am for a chance to take a shower. Approximately 60 showers are taken each day, or 8,000 showers a year. Shampoo, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided for guests. Donations of these items are always gladly accepted. Please contact urbanoutreachinfo@cox.net if you have items to donate.

View Homeless Fact Sheet

Temporary Housing

  • The Arizona Shelter Hotline
  • East Valley Men’s Center (men only)
    480.610.6722 at 7:30am
  • LaMesita Family Shelter
    call at 8:30am Mon-Fri
  • IHELP Overnight Shelter for couples, single men and women.
    Meet atTempe Church of Christ, 2424 S. Mill Avenue at 3:45pm every day Google Map


  • First United Methodist
    215 E. University
    Mon and Fri, 6am-11am
  • Central Christian Church
    meet at Paz de Cristo
    at 8am and 9am, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of month
  • CrossPoint Church
    1001 E. Southern
    1st Sat of month, 7am-noon

Help With IDs

Paz de Cristo at 1pm on Tuesdays only