What's New at OPCS
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 email@example.com.
Winter Newsletter Volume 3 : Issue 2
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!
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:
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
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
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
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
OPCS Chief Executive Officer
December 29, 2015
Employee of the Quarter
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 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.