single moms with kids
is the largest growing homeless population
use your tax dollars to provide long-term
transitional housing and save families
“Housing is the foundational intervention that moves an individual or family from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Without housing programs, all other intervention programs are less effective.” -Homelessness in Arizona 2017 Annual Report Arizona Department of Economic Security
“Homeless children are twice as likely to experience hunger, health problems and repeat a grade in school. Homeless families need assistance with housing, employment, childcare, school enrollment, transportation, recreation and parenting.” -Phoenix Rescue Mission
Arizona residents can redirect tax dollars through the Arizona tax credit program and provide a safe home for women and children. LEARN MORE HERE.
With your help, we can provide a safe place for families to receive the support they need to move toward stability and independent living...
YOU decide how your tax dollars are spent.
Taking steps to begin life again is hard work. Every day responsibilities and basic life skills have been forgotten or never learned: cooking, cleaning, paying bills, managing a schedule, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, relationships, emotional and spiritual balance, and more. Based on the individual need of each mom, full-time staff and mentors teach moms all they need start and manage their new lives, leading them to self-suffiency.
Parenting is unknown for all of us, and especially so for single moms trying to rebuild their lives. Parenting classes help moms regain their role of motherhood and equip them to train their children. In addition to classes, moms are given the practical support to implement all they have learned with hands-on assistance in the moments they need it most. This support keeps them moving forward and ensures that kids receive all they need.
Many moms have been living in "survival mode" and have not held a steady job, making employment a challenge. Finding a job, maintaining a job and providing stability to provide for their children can seem impossible. Mothers will learn how to apply and search for jobs, how to create a resume, interview and prepare to present themselves to prospective employers. They will learn the importance of being reliable, honest and hard working.
Women will be taught to open and maintain a bank account, create a budget, clear up past debts, pay monthly bills and save for their future. On-going evaluation of their progress keeps moms on track to be on their own and grow in responsibility.
Moms will be connected with a mentor who will invest in their lives on a daily basis. Each of us needs a friend with more experience to help us grow, provide accountability and encouragement. These relationships become life-long friendships.
Once a woman has gained stability and settled into this safe home, Certified Counselors will address the emotional trauma experienced from the past. Weekly counseling meetings, case management with staff, keeps women well supported and moving forward.
“Housing is the foundational intervention that moves an individual or family from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Without housing programs, all other intervention programs are less effective.”
“Homeless children are twice as likely to experience hunger, health problems and repeat a grade in school.
Homeless families need assistance with housing, employment, childcare, school enrollment, transportation, recreation and parenting.”
Lack of consistency, routines, privacy, safety, health care, uninterrupted schooling, and more make it hard for kids to
flourish socially, emotionally and academically.
...Estimates are that 37,404 individuals statewide received services in Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing programs during SFY 2017.
Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. Psalm 107:4-9
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