According to the 2013 Homelessness in Arizona report issued annually by the Arizona Department of Economic Security:

One in every 220 persons in Maricopa County experienced homelessness in 2013.

Maricopa County reported that 41% of the homeless population was homeless for the first time.


TCAA offers the only shelter program available in the City of Tempe, the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP). Its goal is not only to provide for the immediate needs of homeless individuals, but also to offer them resources for finding employment and regaining self-sufficiency.

In partnership with the local faith community, I-HELP provides emergency shelter, meals, workforce development, and life skills training. I-HELP operates in Tempe seven nights per week, 365 days a year.

Every night in our community, 35 to 40 homeless individuals are fed dinner and provided safe shelter by teams of faith community volunteers. Through the mobile shower unit “Shower Power” program, sponsored by the Henkel Corporation and the Dial brand, these clients also have access to proper hygiene, an invaluable tool in gaining and maintaining employment.

For more information, contact Marcus Ziegler, I-HELP Program Manager at 480-422-8922.


TCAA's Shower Power is a mobile shower unit that travels to host-site locations that do not have showers.

TCAA’s mobile shower unit is available for rent for corporate and non-profit organization events.  This social enterprise program provides funds to operate I-HELP!