50 over 50: Debra Esparza

50 over 50: Debra Esparza

Experience Matters recognizes the importance that those with experience make to improve the community. Each month, we will highlight an individual that has gone above and beyond to make an impact through volunteering or working with a local nonprofit. You can read...
Circle the City

Circle the City

Opened in 2012, Circle the City’s mission was—and is—to provide medical respite care for recently hospitalized homeless people who would otherwise be forced to recover on the street. Its founding physician, Sister Adele O’Sullivan, M.D., saw clearly that providing...
Human Services Campus

Human Services Campus

The Arizona Human Services Campus (HSC) is home to more than a dozen social service agencies, and provides wrap-around services to adults experiencing homelessness—giving them their best shot at a new life. Experience Matters Encore Fellow, Linda Mushkatel’s helped...
UMOM

UMOM

UMOM Day Center is Arizona’s largest family homeless shelter. Their Encore Fellow, Carrie Whitten-Simmons, used her marketing and media expertise to help  craft the tagline Helpings Café—an idea to relate every purchase at the café straight back to the services it...