The Social Justice, Peacemaking and Mission Committee of Celebration of Life Presbyterian Church took on Homeless Outreach as a mission project in 2005.  COL works with the Mental Health Guild (MHG) to collect specific hygiene items and assemble 150-250 personal hygiene kits in COL's sanctuary every other month for adults currently homeless primarily because they suffer from serious mental illness (SMI).  The hygiene kits are then delivered throughout Maricopa County by members of the PATH (Program for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Homeless SMI Outreach Team.
COL also donates blankets during cold weather and cases of water bottles from May through September for PATH to distribute to their homeless clients.
Each December COL and MHG members and friends assemble hundreds of hygiene kits, in backpacks or tote bags, for Homeless SMI adults.  The entire congregation usually participates in the Christmas Project, also providing food and gifts for children and parents of  SMI homeless families the PATH Team selects to be “adopted.”  For the families, invited to a PATH Holiday Party just for them at the Human Services Campus Center in Phoenix to receive their food boxes and presents, this is the highlight of their Holiday Season and often their only Christmas celebration.

In 2006 Celebration of Life received the Florence Iverson Kraft Award from the national Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) for “Outstanding Accomplishment in Inclusive Ministries with Individuals and Families Affected by Serious Mental Illness.”