HOMELESSNESS, Sheltering through CASS

Starting during the early 1980’s the Central Arizona Shelter Services, located at 230 South Twelfth Avenue in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, has been a home for our homeless from throughout the Valley and State, providing a safe place to live, while offering supportive and empowering transitional services.

We invite our good readers to join our family, and our Foundation’s Founder Bob Ramsey, who have been part of the glorious team of CASS for all of its decades of ministry and solidarity with our Street Neighbors:

“A blanket of newspaper covered his head,
The curb was his pillow,
 The street was his bed.”
~Written by Bob Dylan, Copyright © 1968 by Dwarf/Special Rider Music, Reprinted with Permission to J. Norton


Central Arizona Shelter Services 2018 Dinner for Dignity:

“….she dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate.”
A Simple Twist of Fate -Written by Bob Dylan, Copyright © 1975 by Special Rider Music; renewed 1990 by MCA.  All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Reprinted by permission.


HONORING OUR NEW YORK CITY GUIDING GUARDIAN ANGELS, we welcome you, Good Friends, to join us in our ardent appreciation to Mrs. and Mr. Ella Steinbeck and Mr. Gene Luntz for their most meaningful collection of essential items for our I-HELP Homeless Neighbors, our Street Neighbors, to offer to them, with dignity, essential personal basic needs, as well as to sponsor and arrange sponsorships for our 2018 CASS Dinner for Dignity fundraiser.

Among our most loyal Ramsey Social Justice Foundation friends and supporters, social justice servants Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, Jeff Rosen, OBE Graham Nash, John Mellenkamp, Jackson Browne, Gene Luntz, and President Bill Clinton have joined their Arizona friends and Cause colleagues such as Pat and Sandy Cantelme, Honorable Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams, Pat MacGroder, Honorable Art Hamilton, our beloved departed Honorable Ed Pastor, Honorable Phil Gordon, Honorable Harry Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Mary Dewane, Honorable Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Honorable Janet Napolitano, Honorable Terry Goddard, Honorable Greg Stanton, Honorable John Kaites, Honorable Grant Woods, Gib McKay, Honorable Randy Keating, Honorable Lauren Kuby, and Arizona State University, to sponsor, as well as support solidarity with our homeless neighbors:




“…Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten”

~Reprinted with permission from Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan; Copyright © 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music



image1Our honoring of and in solidarity with the homeless street neighbors of Jenny and Bob, with our annual recognition of World Homeless Day which had been inaugurated on 10-10-10 by World Homeless Day champion John Mellenkamp, is successfully held each October 10th, at Tempe’s rotating homeless shelter, at homeless concerts, at homeless conferences, at moments of ardent homeless activism. The Program, featuring Mayor Mark Mitchell and Council member Corey Woods, Tempe Community Action Agency, City Homeless Coordinator Theresa James, Human Services Campus Director Amy Schwabenlender, Tempe Community Council, I-HELP Coalition, and our Ramsey Foundation brings details and inspiring predictions to continue to protect our street friends, our street neighbors.  (Our October 10, 2014 through 2018 World Homeless Day activities and events were also held at small conferences, to include loving support for our youngest homeless little ones, our fostered children, www.affcf.org).

Foster children