La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter

Helping Families, Changing Lives

A New Leaf’s La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter is a 16-unit family shelter that provides a broad array of services to help homeless families with minor aged children to become self-reliant.

It is the only shelter in the East Valley that allows parents to bring their children with them, a critically needed resource for families in crisis.

The La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter serves approximately 250 adults and children annually and is reserved for families screened and referred by the Family Housing Hub, Maricopa County’s Coordinated Entry System specifically for families. 

To access The Family Housing Hub, call 602-595-8700. Families will discuss shelter needs and be placed on the service priority list for shelter services.

Providing a Helping Hand to Local Families in Need

Families can stay up to 120 days in 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with basic needs provided upon entry including food, clothing, hygiene and household items depending on the identified needs and the availability of donations. 

Services from Our Hearts to Yours

The La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter delivers comprehensive services meant to assist families with becoming stable and secure in their housing and basic needs. Services include

29 Years and Counting

The La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter was established in 1991 and joined A New Leaf in July 1998. The current La Mesita Shelter, as a part of the La Mesita Community Campus, opened April 2015.


Contact Information

Corie Billingsley

Site Director

(480) 964-0683 X4703

Michelle Alberti

Program Director

(480) 834-8723 X 3806