Flagstaff Shelter Services is the largest emergency shelter in Northern Arizona. We provide shelter and critical services to the most vulnerable members of our community and assist them in finding permanent housing. We move people out of homelessness for good.
At FSS it is our core mission to provide emergency shelter to everyone, regardless of faith, sobriety, ethnicity, or mental health. In order to do this we need to ensure the safety and well-being of anyone who comes to us for shelter. If we do end up having to turn someone away from staying with us, it is because they have been violent against other clients or FSS staff members. When this happens, we have to ask them to leave (the police are generally involved). The consequence for violent behavior, or the real threat of violence, is that person can’t return to stay at our group shelter until they have a conversation with our staff point-person to talk through the incident. This is our policy – as long as the person takes responsibility for their actions they are welcomed right back into the shelter (be that a week later or a matter of hours – they can choose when they talk to our staff between 9am and 2pm Monday-Friday). *Exceptions are always made if/when it is unsafe for someone to sleep outside (such as inclement weather or sub-freezing temps).
Located on East Huntington at 4185 East Huntington, East Flagstaff.
The mission of Flagstaff Shelter Services is to provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness with the stabilization and tools they need to achieve housing stability.