Urban Outreach, Potter’s House, Shower Ministry are all names we are known by!
We are open Mondays and Fridays, from 6-10 a.m., for clean clothes, showers, and an all-you-can-eat hot meal (and coffee!) We serve an average of 120 people each morning. We are always seeking volunteer assistance! We need help at the sign-in/welcome desk, serving meals from the kitchen, handing out clothing, and supervising showers. We welcome musicians, hair stylists, story-tellers, or any type of entertainment.
Agencies like Urban Outreach as a place to meet with or serve their clients. Both Circle the City Medical Care and Children’s Hospital bring medical units to provide needed health care every week; Nurse Judy is also present weekly. Native Health offers free Hep C and HIV testing once a month, and we have contracts with the ASU Schools of Nursing for student nurses to provide educational programs.
Tempe’s HOPE visits weekly to provide a way for our homeless community to enter the computer system for housing and other important resources. And, we have regular visits from Community Bridges and VA Alliance. We are currently negotiating a new partnership with ID’s for the Homeless which will bring another important, much-needed resource to the homeless community ~ a way to reinstate their ID’s and needed documents, for work and housing and other benefits.
For more information, contact Rev. Rosemary Anderson, Community Minister and Director, Urban Outreach of Tempe First United Methodist Church.