Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) opened in 1984 in response to the community’s need to provide emergency shelter for metropolitan Phoenix’s homeless population. CASS’ mission is to empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing emergency shelter and supportive services. CASS serves an average 5,000 unduplicated men, women, and children annually. CASS’ emergency shelter program includes a 400-bed dormitory for single adults and the Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter, a 30-unit apartment complex for homeless families with children. CASS’ supportive services include: 1. Case management which assists clients by connecting them with supportive services for healthcare, housing, education and counseling; 2. Employment services; 3. Developmental Childcare; and, 4. Comprehensive dental treatment.