October 2017

Mission Possible, Volume 4 : Issue 3

June 2017

Mission Possible, Volume 4 : Issue 2

February 2017

Mission Possible, Volume 4 : Issue 1

December 2016

Tucson Homeless Work Program Launched

It's all in a day's work!  On December 6, the City of Tucson and Old Pueblo Community Services launched a collaborative effort to hire persons who are homeless for a day's light landscaping work.  Working two days a week for 5 hours a day, six individuals are working to clean up city-owned traffic circles, medians and parks. Each receives $10/hour cash, lunch, a shower, clothing and - best of all - access to additional services they need to help them move out of homelessness. 

As an example of an immediate outcome, one Resource Support Specialist at Community Health Associates was able to connect a member he was working with to the program. He (RSS) was "blown away" at the transformation in the member’s confidence and demeanor after working for a day. That confidence and boosted attitude can encourage someone without HOPE to seek more assistance and solutions to their homelessness.  To learn more about how you can help support this program, please contact Nancy Jones, Director of Development, 520-445-7080 or nancyjones@helptucson.org.

Winter Newsletter Volume 3 : Issue 2

August 1st

Fry's Community Rewards

It's that time of year! Enrollment and Re-enrollment begins for Fry's Community Rewards Program beginning August 1, 2016! Enroll for the first time or re-enroll for the 2016-2017 year. This Community Rewards Program helps provide the food that is needed for clients entering into OPCS housing. It's Free & Easy to get involved in the community. Start Today!

July 1st-31st

Men's Wearhouse Suit Drive

Donate Your Gently Used Clothing To Men's Wearhouse Locations Now Thru July 31st. The Annual National Suit Drive Benefits At-Risk Men Transitioning Into The Workforce. Your Donations Of Gently Worn Professional Attire Will Give Someone A Chance To Transform their lives!

Local Men's Wearhouse Locations:

475 W. Wetmore Rd. #101 Tucson, AZ 85705

5628 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711

Spring Newsletter Volume 3 : Issue 1

May 25, 2016

Solving This Problem Together: Tucson Focuses On Community Safety and Helping Those Who Are Homeless.

"If we can get complete buy-in from the community, and we can all work together, we're going to figure this [ending chronic homelessness] out."

May 2, 2016

Advocates Work to House Tucson's Homeless

The new goal, set for July 4th, is to reach "functional zero," which means there are fewer homeless verterans in a city than city houses in a given month, according to Zero: 2016, a national initiative aiming to end verterans homelessness.

March 15 and March 16, 2016

Write A Will Workshops

March 30, 2016

                              

You are Invited to

 Old Pueblo Community Services
Open House

 March 30, 2016

 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM or
4:30PM to 6:30PM

4501 E 5th Street, Tucson

March 5, 2016

  

Make your voice heard on state budget priorities!
Think Arizona spends too much on prisons?
Now is your chance to be heard -
       State Rep. Justin Olson hosts Town Hall Meeting
       Saturday, March 5th 10am
       The U of A Campus
       Modern Languages Building, Room 350
       1423 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ

January 2016

OPCS Welcomes 2016 Board Members

We are grateful for this dedicated team of individuals that include:

President - Lindsey Feldman

Vice President - Scott Patka

Secretary - Jim Marten

Treasurer - Marya Wheeler

Board Members: Carmen Cuiffetelli

 

Ex-Officio

Tom Litwicki
OPCS Chief Executive Officer

December 29, 2015

Employee of the Quarter
Pam Bice

Pam Bice, committed, tenacious, dedicated, outgoing and empathetic. These are just a few of the words that describe our employee of the quarter. Pam doesn't do a job because she has to, she does it because she truly cares. This attitude shines through in all aspects of her job. Pam is often the first person the Regional Municipalities Veteran's Treatment Court (RMVTC) clients see when in jail. Her supportive demeanor and attitude empowers clients as they make their way through the Vet Court system. When tackling problems on behalf of clients, Pam doesn't take no for an answer. She is truly a standout member of the OPCS staff.

House Manager of the Quarter
Brian DeGrafenreid

Brian DeGranfenreid is a bona fide OPCS success story. He was the first One Step At A Time (OSAT) graduate at Bellvue. He broke through any and all barriers and struggles in completing his program. With the encouragement of all those at Bellvue, his interest in becoming house manager was fully supported by the staff. His willingness to do whatever is required and his committment and integrity has earned him the respect of clients and staff. Brian is a shining example that shows you can overcome your past and find your way to a bright new future.

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