Vista del Camino Community Center
Vista del Camino provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency.Vista houses other social service programs such as Maricopa County Juvenile Probation and The Salvation Army emergency assistance.
Programs & Services Provided:
The Back-to-School Program provides essential school supplies, backpacks, clothing and shoes to up to 1,000 Scottsdale-based, Kindergarten through 12th grade, income-eligible students at an event at Scottsdale Stadium in July. A broad partnership of city, school, civic, faith and business organizations collaborate on this program that equips students for school success. click here for highlights on the 2017 program.
The Back-to-School Program would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, groups, and organizations that donate, sponsor, and volunteer for the program. For information on how you can help, click here or call Vista del Camino at 480-312-2323.
Each year during May through September Vista del Camino serves as a water hydration station.
The station’s purpose is to protect the vulnerable, especially the homeless, during summer heat by providing sites where they can get free bottled water, sunscreen wipes, lip balm and hats.
Scottsdale Healthcare partners with the city to provide the supplies, plus information on the dangers of extreme heat. The public can donate water or other items, including light-colored T-shirts, sunblock, socks and underwear, hats and pre-packaged snack items.
The Hydration Station is part of a regional "Heat Relief Network" program .
The Vista/Paiute Career Center provides free job readiness assistance to individuals seeking employment for all levels. The center has:
- experienced staff and volunteers
- computers with internet access
- individualized career guidance
- recruiter visits
- career assessments
- mock interviews
- workshops on resume writing
- effective job searching and interviewing skills
- career development presentations
- fax, copying and telephone use
Job Preparation Program
The Vista/Paiute Job Preparation Program provides resources and assists individuals in becoming self sufficient through case management, referrals, workshops and career center services. The program addresses education, life skills, and financial management issues. This program is open to all Scottsdale residents.
Events Calendar (PDF)
Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours.
Monetary donations can be made to Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH), and mailed to Vista’s address or made online . Donations to CCCH, a qualifying charity under tax code 501(c)3, are tax deductible.
With your generous donations, Vista del Camino Center and Scottsdale Community Partners help up to 400 families in need have a brighter holiday season each year through our Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program. This program matches income-eligible families with sponsors who provide food and gifts for the Holidays. For general information on how the program works, click here.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, all families have been sponsored this year! Please check back with us next fall.
For more information call Vista del Camino Center at 480-312-2323.
- Needs assessment, information and referral
- Emergency food boxes(PDF)
- Eviction prevention rental assistance
- Emergency utility assistance
- Emergency financial assistance: transportation, prescriptions and special needs
- Collaboration with Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH)
Learn about the Helping the Working Poor Tax Credit(PDF)
Current Food Bank Needs
- Peanut Butter
- Boxed prepared meals (MacNCheese, Hamburger Helper), cereal
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken), prepared meals (chili, ravioli), beans and fruit
- Baby food
- Laundry soap
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Disposable razors