At the Center of Opportunity, we are committed to
treating people with dignity and respect.
We walk alongside them as they begin their journey out of homelessness, and guide them toward self-sufficiency.
Our History and Our Hope for the Future
We are honored to have received this incredible gift from the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation, perfectly designed to create a collaborative campus that enables us to collectively address barriers to self-sufficiency in the homeless population. Gospel Rescue Mission, El Rio Community Health Center, La Frontera Arizona, Department of Economic Security and 30 other nonprofits will partner together to provide services for the homeless on-site.
Interactive Map of the Center of Opportunity
Interact with each section of the map to learn more.
150 Emergency Shelter Beds
8,900-square foot former grand ballroom was converted to provide 150 emergency shelter beds for men in need.
A beautiful kitchen preparing up to 1,000 meals for our guests every day.
Our guests will no longer have to walk for miles to apply for government benefits. The Department of Economic Security will be on-site and available to help individuals in need navigate through and apply for needed benefits.
Workforce development helps those who are struggling to develop the skills needed to find and maintain living-wage employment.
Many homeless have been unable to access quality medical care. We offer on-site, professional medical care and assessment.
Professional preventive dental care and assessment is provided on-site.
The Pastor Roy E. Tullgren III Chapel serves as a central hub for daily chapel services, Christian discipleship, life skills education, and community meetings and events. This state of the art 156 seat chapel theater has a 14’ LED video wall that will also be used for entertainment - movie night and sporting events.
51 outdated suites were adopted by the community and renovated to provide emergency shelter for women and children, long-term shelter for men in addiction recovery, and specialty shelter for other underserved populations.
Guests will be greeted by a volunteer welcome team that will help them navigate available services.
Group counseling, addiction recovery classes, and life skills classes provide the keys to lasting restoration and a self-sufficient future.
Meals will respectfully be served restaurant-style so guests feel well-cared-for in a compassionate environment that restores their dignity.
Over 50 dated hotel rooms were adopted by the community and renovated into casitas to provide comfortable homes for those in addiction recovery.
A welcoming area where guests can engage with outreach workers while waiting for their service appointments, receive prayer or just relax, play games and listen to live music.
Behind the Scenes Look:
The past, present and future
Our homeless neighbors face many challenges
WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES...
The average homeless person walks 10 miles per day just to meet their daily needs. How far would you walk before you lost hope?
TATTERED JEANS AND HOLEY SHOES...
What if clean clothes were a luxury and you had to use a public bathroom to launder your jeans in the toilet tank? Or if you had to walk ten miles per day in worn out shoes, the bottoms of your feet being blistered by the ground beneath?
YOU CAN’T SMILE CONFIDENTLY IF YOU DON’T HAVE TEETH...
Drug use and lack of access to professional dental care can result in rotting, broken and missing teeth. Can you imagine having to painfully gum or swallow your food whole? Or feeling embarrassed and ashamed to smile?
Please call today to make your donation that
will help us bring restoration to broken lives
Your donation allows us to continue providing solutions-based aid to the homeless population in our community.