Phoenix Rescue Mission, QuikTrip Partner to Secure and Strengthen Phoenix Communities
By Claire Natale -
Monday Jul 24, 2023
Phoenix Rescue Mission, the nonprofit providing life-transforming solutions to people experiencing hunger, homelessness, addiction and trauma, is excited to announce it has partnered with QuikTrip to provide homeless outreach and navigation services at select QT locations that experience high traffic from unhoused individuals.
“This is a significant and unique partnership for Phoenix Rescue Mission, expanding our reach in the Valley to help our most vulnerable populations,” said CEO Ken Brissa. “We know that many unhoused people frequent convenience stores and being able to meet them where they are with resources and services will save many lives.”
“Ensuring the safety, stability, and long-term success of the families in the communities we serve is central to our mission, which is why QuikTrip is proud to support Phoenix Rescue Mission,” said Aisha Jefferson-Smith, Corporate Communications Manager for QuikTrip. “QuikTrip is committed to investing in Phoenix and helping those struggling to get on pathways to success that will move the entire Phoenix Metropolitan Area forward. Through our partnership with Phoenix Rescue Mission, we aim to help promote comprehensive solutions that help our customers, employees, and communities be safer and stronger.”
For the partnership, PRM operates a mobile outreach program that sends teams to targeted areas of homelessness, provides basic services, engages clients for placement at shelters, and assists with community strategic initiatives to help end homelessness. The team uses a variety of tools to motivate people living on the streets to permanently exit their situation by removing barriers to housing through ID vouchers, birth certificates, short-term motel stays, move-in costs, legal fines, residential recovery services, and fees assistance, among other items.
The program is staffed with peer support certified street outreach case managers who help set case plans with clients, provide connections to resources, and consistently follow up to keep these people on track to reach their goals.
About Phoenix Rescue Mission
Phoenix Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger, homelessness, addiction, and trauma. The nonprofit Mission, which has been operating since 1952, is asking the public for support of its many programs designed to transform lives, including Hope for Hunger Food Bank, Hope Coach Street Outreach, Temporary Shelter Programs, Men’s Addiction Recovery Programs, and the Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.
QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 1,000 stores in 17 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With more than 28,000 employees, QuikTrip has consistently been ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit http://www.quiktrip.com.