Want to Help? Get Involved.
Want to help? Lend an ear and listen to someone's story. Assemble kits with food, socks, and other items to keep in the car and hand to people experiencing homelessness. Volunteer at a local shelter. Read a book and become more informed on the issue. Coordinate a donation drive with a shelter or soup kitchen. Join an organization advocating for policy change. Here are some links to get involved.
The folks here imagine a world where everyone has a place to call home. Each day, they work to fight homelessness by giving it a face while educating individuals about the systemic issues that contribute to its existence. Through storytelling, education, news, and activism, they are changing the narrative on homelessness.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
A nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance analyzes legislation, advocates for improved federal policy and provides capacity-building assistance to help communities turn policy solutions into on-the-ground programs.
National Coalition for the Homeless
A network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To end and prevent homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights are respected and protected.
HUD Point-in-Time Counts
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. To volunteer for an upcoming PIT count, look for announcements in the local news, contact homeless service providers in your area, or find your nearest Continuum of Care.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
A non-profit that serves as a resource and technical assistance center for community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
Stand Up For Kids
A national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in local communities like yours. They provide youth a sense of safety, hope, and belonging through housing support, mentoring, drop-in centers, and street outreach.
School House Connection
A national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education that provides strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth.
National Homelessness Law Center
A non-profit organization that seeks to expand access to affordable housing, meet the immediate and long-term needs of those who are homeless or at risk, and strengthen the social safety-net through policy advocacy, public education, impact litigation, and advocacy training and support.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
A membership organization uniting thousands of health care professionals, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates in homeless health care. Join them in working to improve care and to eliminate homelessness.
Just Shelter was founded by Matthew Desmond and Tessa Lowinske Desmond to raise awareness of the human cost of the lack of affordable housing in America and to amplify the work of community organizations working to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness.
Institute of Global Homelessness
A global movement to end street homelessness. Their vision is a world where everyone has a home that offers security, safety, autonomy, and opportunity. Founded in 2014, IGH is the first organization to focus on homelessness as a global phenomenon with an emphasis on those who are living on the street or in emergency shelters.
Since 1972, Covenant House has opened its doors to over 1.5 million young people experiencing homelessness and trafficking, one youth at a time. In 34 cities across six countries, more than 2,000 young people sleep in a Covenant House bed each night. No one is ever turned away without support of some kind.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.
Open Doors: Art in Action
Open Doors is a project of the Flagstaff Episcopal Church. Started in 2018, the project features work by local visual artists and musicians who work to raise awareness of social, environmental, and justice issues.