Since the beginning in 2006, Justa Center exclusively serve the growing population of homeless seniors age 55 and older in the metro Phoenix region.
Justa Center is a safe haven, advocate, trusted partner and resource for seniors who are homeless.
In the first decade of serving homeless seniors, Justa Center received an average of 250 new seniors each year. In 2015-16, the number of new seniors jumped to nearly 500 annually; in 2018, over 700 new seniors that year, and in the first six months of 2019, nearly 100 new seniors arrive every month at Justa Center.
Justa has met this increased demand by utilizing reserves because the funding that sustained Justa Center for the first decade doesn't not support the increased number of homeless seniors and the demand for services. This has taken a toll on Justa Center, and will not sustain us into the future. As stewards of the public trust, Justa Center has taken steps to reduce overhead, limiting programs to those that support the return to housing, and changed operational hours to ensure that the increasing number of homeless seniors can receive essential services.
As a valued part of the Valley's homeless service providers, hospitals, shelters, churches, and the community count on Justa Center to be the support, safe-harbor, and resource on the journey back to housing. Please read more and support Justa Center as we enter a new era of services for homeless seniors who want to have a place to call home.
It's a Long Journey Returning to Home
The State of Arizona recognizes the benefits provided by Justa Center
resulting in our status as a Qualified Charitable Organization.
Donations provide the donor with a 1:1 tax reduction.