Community Connection: Spotlight on Circle the City
WHAT THEY DO:
Circle the City, founded in Arizona, has become a model for other cities across the nation. The staff, practitioners, and volunteers work to give medical, social, emotional, and spiritual care to the homeless population in our state. The care and services they provide can be categorized as:
Outpatient: The Parsons Family Health Center provides primary care and preventative care such as prenatal, well-child visits, immunizations, and substance abuse support.
Outreach: Through mobile medical units, the homeless are reached where they are. These units visit neighborhoods with the most need.
Medical Respite: Individuals experiencing homelessness can recuperate and receive daily medical care and 24/7 nursing support while recovering from an illness or medical procedure.
In all aspects of Circle the City’s care, a behavioral health consultant is available along with primary care providers to conduct assessments and intervention when called for.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Donate: 86% of your giving goes directly to the patients. Donate through one-time gifts, recurring gifts, gifts in memory or honor, corporate sponsorships, or planned and legacy giving.
Volunteer: Not sure how you can help? Consider this sampling of positions/services you can offer: Nurses to assist with support tasks, field trip chaperones, patient visitors, conducting exercise classes, supporting social activities, helping with facilities repairs, assisting in the office, tutors, translators, and more.