Our COVID-19 Response
At Circle the City, we are dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. The health and safety of our patients, doctors, and staff is of utmost importance to us, and are working closely with federal, state and local partners to stay informed about the developments of the novel COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
A Message from Linda Ross, CEO of Circle the City.
It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge the passing of Mike McQuaid. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife, Molly, their children and grandchildren and a wide circle of friends.
Mike was a true advocate of the men, women and children in our community who face homelessness. He led the effort to build the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix that houses 16 unique agencies to address the needs of homeless people with dignity, with real help and with purposeful solutions.
A reporter once asked Mike “Is it possible to end homelessness?” and his response resonates as strongly today as it did at the time of the interview. In his usual compassionate and humble manner, he replied “It is definitely possible to end chronic homelessness in our community, and in doing so, we will be able to reduce dramatically the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.”
The Human Services Campus is forever stamped with Mike’s love and care and he will always be remembered as the quiet, yet effective, champion of those who have so little, yet deserve so much.
Healing Homelessness. Together.
Circle the City is deeply grateful for Mesa United Way’s grant support for our East Valley Neighborhood Partnership program. The generous funding helps to connect Mesa individuals experiencing homelessness with medical care, behavioral health services, temporary shelter, food and more.
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.
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.
Circle the City strives to meet patients where they are, without judgment 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.
As of 2018, Maricopa County’s streets are home to more than 20,000 men, women and children, nearly 800 of whom are veterans.
Most of these individuals are temporarily homeless because of a health or job crisis that left them without safe and secure housing.
Currently, children and teenagers collectively represent 30% of Arizona’s homeless.
Circle the city offers a comprehensive array of primary care services at the Parsons Family Health Center, an integrative outpatient practice located in Central Phoenix. All services are provided at no cost to those in poverty. Prescheduled and walk-up appointments are available.
Circle the City provides:
- Primary and Preventative Health Care
- Medical Respite Care
- Mobile Health Outreach
- Intensive Care
Approximate number of people who experienced homelessness in Maricopa County (2018)
People will be served by Circle the City in Maricopa County this year.
Of patients are discharged to living situations other than the streets or shelter systems.
Saved in Maricopa County through reduced ER visits (CMS Study 2016).
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