The Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP), which began in 2013, provides a safe place to sleep and a hot meal for adults experiencing homelessness every night of the week. I-HELP also offers case management services to connect individuals to vital resources needed to regain stability and end their homelessness.
The “Chandler Clean Machine,” a mobile shower unit, provides guests a warm shower, and more importantly, health and dignity. The program is operated by AZCEND, which partners with a network of faith-based organizations, including 18 religious congregations that provide food and shelter for the program. The program has very few requirements, with the intention of serving persons with multiple barriers.