About Us

 I-HELP provides over 6,700 emergency shelter nights to homeless adults and a case management program successfully supporting nearly 50% of clients to employment and over 30% to housing. I-HELP assists homeless in acquiring job placement, emergency shelter and a place to call home. The program also offers case management services to connect homeless individuals to resources needed to regain stability and break the cycle of homelessness. I-HELP provides a safe place to sleep and a hot meal for homeless adults every night of the week. The mobile shower unit, the “Chandler Clean Machine,” provides guests with ready access to a warm shower. 

 Hundreds of volunteers contribute more than 14,000 volunteer hours a year to the program. 

For Emergency Shelter:

Please call for intake information.  Transportation leaves from AZCEND (345 S. California St. Chandler, AZ) daily. 


AZCEND 480-963-1423 or azcend.org

Roxanna Nava - AZCEND, 480-963-1423 ext. 112 or roxanna@azcend.org

Chandler nonprofit AZCEND runs the I-HELP Program

AZCEND not only runs the I-HELP program, they change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. Last fiscal year (2015/2016), AZCEND served 17,375 unique individuals from 5,783 households. 

Additional programs ran by AZCEND include:

  • CAP (Community Action Program)
  • Case Management
  • Family Resource Center
  • Giggles, Squiggles, and Squirms
  • Child Watch
  • Operation Santa
  • Operation Back to School
  • Food Bank
  • Emergency Food Boxes
  • Supplemental Food Boxes
  • I-HELP
  • Case Management
  • Senior Centers


Current Program Needs


Assistance is needed from faith organizations looking to cover a night of shelter, community groups who can provide meals and drivers who can bring the individuals from check-in to the church site during the week. If you have resources or would like to volunteer for I-HELP, please click below.