According to Census population estimates, from 2020 to 2021 Maricopa County grew by 58,246 people. (U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates). Additionally, between 2018 and 2022, unsheltered homelessness in Maricopa County increased by 92 percent. Further, the Point-in-Time Homeless Count increased by 22 percent from 2020 to 2022.
The Point-in-Time Homeless Count is an annual street and shelter count that determines the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County during a given point in time. Conducted on a single day in January, this project includes a brief survey to identify the needs and characteristics of those experiencing homelessness.
Since 1988, the mission of St. Joseph the Worker has been to assist disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment. We firmly believe that a paycheck is the only way out of poverty.