Who We Are & What We Do
My name is J.T. I founded Dsquared Homes for the Homeless in April 2019 due to my son's experience with homelessness and my family history of mental illness. I didn't know mental illness ran in my family. I had also never paid attention to the homeless population before and assumed, like many others, that bad decisions got them there if they were unsheltered. My son's experience, living in a park for one year, opened my eyes to the dual crisis of mental health and homelessness. We are a 501c3 Nonprofit organization focused on humanizing the homeless by providing dignity in a bag through our youth-focused community outreach programs. We also provide rental assistance to the Serious Mentally Ill population experiencing temporary setbacks. We are not a shelter, our goal is the prevention of homelessness, and we assist the community by partnering with Case Managers equipped to find housing for their clients. If you have always wanted to donate funds but are unsure which organization would use your funds in the way you desire, donate to Dsquared as we provide updates on the number of individuals we help, which is currently 52, so that you know where your funds are going!
Creating a support system for the seriously mentally ill (SMI) through community collaboration, providing hygiene bags, mental health professionals as well as rental assistance programs to assist those who live independently and experience a temporary setback. We seek to combat the growing homeless problem and stigmatization of those who are homeless in the state of Arizona.
Developing an inclusive community culture, ensuring the destigmatization of the
seriously mentally ill (SMI) homeless population, enabling equal opportunities for all who
seek support through and beyond their diagnosis.
Meet the Team
Juan Te Dailey
CEO and President