Our Mission and Methods 

To Support the Journey Back to Home

Justa Center provides life-sustaining resources, services, and support to assist homeless seniors on their journey back to housing and supportive services to help prevent a return to homelessness.

Our commitment to our clients, donors, and the community is to: 

  • Treat all persons, regardless of their life-situation, with respect and dignity 
  • Maintain a safe place where homeless seniors feel welcome and safe 
  • Proactively involve the client to improve his/her life situation
  • Mobilize volunteers, advocates, policy-makers and the community to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life for homeless seniors
  • To be good stewards of the funding and trust put into Justa Center by donors and community leaders

Our Beginning
Justa Center began in 2006 by Pastor Scott Richey and members of the United Methodist Church, who developed the programs and services after asking homeless seniors what they needed to help their journey back into housing. It started with a need to have somewhere they come every day to be safe, out of the weather, and have access to needed resources. Justa Center lives that mission every day.


Justa Center Leadership

Board of Directors

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Thomas Driscoll, Board Chair
Retired Nonprofit Executive

Nancy Hempy, Vice Chair
Director of Real Estate at Audio Express

Paul Browning, Treasurer
Account Manager at Infor Global Solutions

Terri Waibel, Secretary
MSW, LCSW at Center for Compassion

David Decker, Fundraising Chair
Owner, Humani Tours and Travel

Billie Fidlin
Director of Outreach
Desert Southwest Conference United Methodist Church

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Leadership Team

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Wendy, Executive Director

Oly, Director of Internships 

Tammy, Housing Specialist

Rudy, Extended Care Manager

Merrill, Resource and Veterans Specialist

Pastor Gerri, Pastor and Counselor