Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Provide Pathways

The mission of ICS is to provide pathways leading

to more stable and self-sufficient lives.

Our Vision for Those We Serve

Older and disabled adults will have access to transportation, meals, and help at home in order to remain independent in their homes.

People in financial crisis will have a compassionate place to turn for vital services that help stabilize their housing, employment, food, and healthcare situations.

Our clients and the community at large will gain better access to community resources, social support, education, and information to make informed decisions.

Volunteers, faith communities, and supporters will have a place to serve their neighbors in need.

Serving People in Need

At its inception in 1985, ICS served several hundred people a year. Since then community need has grown profoundly, and ICS has expanded staff, volunteers, and services to meet increasing needs.

ICS now serves more than 60,000 people each year. From a nutritious meal, to job counseling that helps an out-of-work breadwinner regain sustainable employment, to rides to the doctor’s office, to assistance with mail, bills or small home repairs for clients who can no longer see or achieve mobility, ICS meets essential needs in very practical ways.

Did You Know?

14.2% of Arizona families live in poverty. Two million Arizonans and 1 in 4 Arizona children face food insecurity.

Responsibility and Accountability

As a vital part of the social services network in Pima County, ICS remains focused on efficient operation and management. Thanks to dedicated volunteers who give freely of their time and talents, our administrative/fundraising costs average less than 11% of our total expenses, substantially less than the 20-25% average for nonprofits nationally. Charity Navigator has awarded ICS its highest four-star rating for financial management and efficient service delivery every year since 2011

Making a Difference

In today’s economic climate, it is increasingly more important for people to work together, pool resources and maximize their good faith efforts. When faith communities need help meeting the needs of people in their congregations, ICS is there. When other nonprofit organizations and government entities make referrals, ICS responds. And when individuals who need help walk through our doors, volunteers and staff open their hearts. That’s the power of the ICS network of engaged people and partners.