When Ken Brissa started his new position as CEO of the Phoenix Rescue Mission in February, he knew he would have his hands full balancing all the programs the organization offers to the hurting and homeless, including a men’s shelter and training, the women’s Changing Lives Center, the Hope Coach and the Hope for Hunger Food Bank.
On top of that was one of the largest expansion projects in the rescue mission’s nearly 70-year history, a $21 million expansion project to build new facilities and add 200 long-term recovery beds at the Mission’s Transforming Lives Center.
He knew all that. But what he couldn’t know was that little over a month later, the city would be rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organization would have to quickly develop a strategy to keep clients and staff safe, while continuing to provide services that were suddenly even more critical than before.
For more information about the Phoenix Rescue Mission, visit their website here: https://phoenixrescuemission.org/
Original air date June 4, 2020.