To create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women, and children facing homelessness.
A healthy community without homelessness.
“Family, we don't have it all together, but together we have it all! At Circle the City you are surrounded by the arms of the angels. They help you heal: physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. You learn how to live, love, and laugh again!” -Devona B., former Medical Respite Center patient
In the tradition of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, whose love for God leads them to serve the dear neighbor without distinction, Circle the City continues a mission of compassion and mercy to all who need our care.
We fully embrace these values:
• Meeting people where they are;
• Treating all with dignity and respect;
• Acting with the highest integrity;
• Serving the needs of the whole person—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual;
• Striving for excellence through continuous improvement;
• Continually assessing the unmet needs of those we serve;
• Acknowledging the power of collaboration;
• Celebrating the fulfilling nature of our work.
Circle the City is a dynamic non-profit community health organization dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Our homeless specialty continuum of care is one-of-a-kind in the state of Arizona, and one of few similar models in the United States.
Circle the City’s patients benefit from several different levels of care offered within the organization. The sickest men and women are offered the opportunity to rest and heal in the state-of-the-art 50-bed Medical Respite Center. Individuals and families requiring traditional outpatient care can be seen in the Parsons Family Health Center or the two-exam room mobile medical clinic that provides outreach services for those who cannot access the fixed site.
Circle the City strives to meet patients where they are, without judgement or bias, embracing a culture of dignity and respect for all patients, staff members, and community partners. Circle the City takes a holistic approach to healing, focusing on the important balance of physical, mental, and spiritual health, engaging all patients with the goal of not only providing excellent care but also of assisting them on their journey out of homelessness.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.