Circle the City (CTC) staff, volunteers, board members and patients on July 22 showed their gratitude to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., for providing $40,000 worth of in-kind construction services through its Heart Hats philanthropic program to build a vital third exam room at the Medical Respite Center.

McCarthy’s Southwest Regional Incoming-President Justin Kelton and a group of McCarthy Heart Hats volunteers met Circle the City patients and helped celebrate the new exam room with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Circle the City Medical Respite Center, 333 W. Indian School Road, has been filling a critical need by providing ill and injured individuals experiencing homelessness a time and place to heal. Over the last year, the 50-bed facility has been filled to capacity and has a waiting list of patients needing 24/7 medical care and support. The need for a third exam room became crucial in order to see patients in a timely manner and to adhere to FQHC regulations.

McCarthy’s construction team worked tirelessly during the nighttime hours, to be considerate of healing patients, and completed the project in one month. Working within the small footprint of what used to be a second floor balcony, they poured their hearts into the exam room, knowing how big of an impact this project would make on the lives the individuals served at Circle the City Medical Respite Center.

Circle the City is a rapidly growing nonprofit community health organization dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to men, women, and children facing homelessness in Maricopa County. The organization’s homeless continuum of care is one-of-a-kind in the state of Arizona and one of the only models of its kind in the nation.

Tours are available from 1-2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Advance registration is encouraged; e-mail Betsy Ganz at For more information, call 602-776-9000 or visit



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