Average number of youth served
139 Tumbleweed Clients
The Concilio Latino de Salud project provides Tumbleweed
youth HIV and substance abuse prevention services.
Concilio leads this Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Administration (SAMHSA) grant for homeless, GLBTQ (Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) and
delinquent youth. The collaboration has developed
strategies to respond to the lack of integrated HIV
prevention, substance abuse prevention and mental health
among targeted adolescents based on needs assessed and
the commitment to find innovative ways to integrate
available HIVP/SAP services with mental health services.
Devereux Arizona provides an array of
behavioral health and social welfare services for
children, adolescents and families.
Treatment plans emphasize the importance and involvement
of the client's family. We serve children, adolescents,
and families in our outpatient offices, in their homes,
in school, after school, in group homes, in therapeutic
foster care homes and in residential treatment centers,
offering various levels of treatment intensity in
A multidisciplinary team approach is utilized with an
emphasis on cognitive, behavioral, developmental and
family systems treatment orientations. We provide
optimal opportunities for therapeutic change, by
offering a comprehensive range of treatment services.
With a commitment to advanced treatment programs, and
dedication to ongoing staff training, we are able to
offer a unique continuum of behavioral health and social
welfare services. All programs are aimed at facilitating
change both individually and within the family to allow
the client to function successfully in his/her
|| Family Builders
950 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona
impoverished youth (and their families) ages 9
of youth served yearly: 30 families
Free Arts of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that brings the healing powers of the creative arts to abused, neglected and homeless children by partnering with over 100 group homes, treatment centers and shelters in Maricopa County.
By recruiting creative volunteers to share their talents in the visual arts, music, theater, dance, creative writing and other artistic projects, Free Arts of Arizona helps children build self-esteem by unlocking their imaginations.
Many of the children we serve have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect, and have been placed by the state into a group home. Still other children live with one parent in a domestic violence shelter or both parents in a homeless shelter. Some children live in residential treatment centers where they work to conquer painful issues of physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, and violence.
All of the children need the chance to express their hopes, fears, frustrations, and emotions.
The creative arts give children a way to identify their emotions and express them through a positive medium. The creative arts give children the tools they need to improve self-esteem and social skills. The creative arts give children a voice.
Goodwill Industries is all about people working.
We are North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Last year, local Goodwills collectively provided employment and training services to more than 930,775 individuals.
We believe that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves a chance to have these.
Goodwill provides that chance.
“Friends of Goodwill, be dissatisfied with your work until every handicapped and unfortunate person in your community has an opportunity to develop to his fullest usefulness and enjoy a maximum of abundant living.”
— Dr. Edgar J. Helms, 1941
Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.
Every person has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.
Respect - We treat all people with dignity and respect.
Stewardship - We honor our heritage by being socially, financially, and environmentally responsible.
Ethics - We Strive to meet the highest ethical standards
Learning - We challenge each other to strive for excellence and to continually learn.
Innovation - We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and change.
|| Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition (PAFCO)
The Protecting Arizona's Family
Coalition (PAFCO) is a historic, diverse, non-partisan
alliance of social services, health, community service
agencies, advocacy groups, citizen advocacy, and
faith-based associations. Hundreds of social, health,
and community services agencies, human services groups,
citizen action and advocacy groups, and faith-based
congregations are represented in the Coalition. The
Coalition members include an estimated 20,000 staff,
board members and volunteers serving over 1.5 million
people. PAFCO was formed to stop drastic budget cuts to
health and human services and urge better options to
these budget cuts.
Safe Place was recently added to the
Community Partners continuum of care in the fall of
2005. Project Safe Place is a nationally known
organization that provides access to immediate help and
supportive resources for young people in crisis through
a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies,
trained volunteers and businesses. YMCAs, Boys and Girls
Clubs, QuickTrip convenience stores, other businesses
all serve as Safe Place sites in Phoenix and the
surrounding areas. Any youth under 18, who is having
problems at home, suffering from abuse or neglect, lost
or in some dangerous situation on the street, with a
drunk or unsafe driver, or just needs someone to talk to
about a problem can go the nearest Safe Place site. The
store employee will stay with the youth while s/he calls
Tumbleweed who will come to the place of business to
assess the needs of the youth and offer Tumbleweed’s
Current Program Goals: Safe Place needs to hire a
Safe Place Coordinator, reach a minimum of 7,500 youth
in school or community presentations, distribute 17,500
information cards and conduct inspections at all Safe
Place sites (a minimum of one time each).
Client Story: Shortly after Safe Place agency coordinators returned
from their national training in Kentucky they received
their first Safe Place call for a runaway teen stranded
here in Phoenix. The National office initially received
the call from the runaway who was stranded, and informed
the teen local Safe Place staff would be there to assist
her. Our staff arrived at the local Greyhound Station
here in Phoenix and was able to assist the runaway teen
with a bus ticket home with the help of a very
supportive Terminal Manager. The young teen made it home
|Sojourner Center was founded in 1977 as
an emergency program for women who had recently been
released from prison. A passionate group of twelve
visionaries recognized that women who were leaving the
criminal justice system rarely had the skills or support
to be successful in the outside world. Sojourner Center
provided a temporary home as well as programs that
taught self-sufficiency, empowerment and family skills
which helped the women re-enter society and rebuild
Since the doors of Sojourner Center opened in 1977, the
facility has grown from an older home with only 28 beds
to a 124 bed Heritage Campus with a 120 bed Hope Campus
in addition to 15 transitional apartments. Nine of the
transitional apartments are located at Sojourner
Center's new Transitional Family Living Campus located
near the main campus. Once the new campus is complete it
will house 29 apartment units, a community clubhouse, an
education center, and a donation and resource facility.
Sojourner Center is the largest shelter in Arizona and
one of the largest in the United States. As a direct
result of its capacity, Sojourner Center is able to
serve over 2,000 women and children annually
General Mental Health Counseling
Outpatient individual and group counseling services are
available for a variety of behavioral health problems
experienced by children, adults and families. These
services are designed to assist with daily living
stressors such as relationships, divorce, grief and
loss, loneliness, anxiety and depression, sexual
victimization, parenting, school and career adjustment
difficulties, hyperactivity, and others.
Substance Abuse Programs
Southwest Behavioral Health Services’ substance abuse
programs focus on outpatient care for alcohol and drug
abusers and their families through individual, group and
Services we provide include. Counseling through group,
family, and individual formats. Direct Support/Skills
Training for individuals and groups. Case Management is
to assist with accessing community resources. Home-Based
Counseling is provided for eligible families who live in
our service area. Group Counseling is provided for
people with similar types of problems.
Valley of the Sun United Way is a local
nonprofit organization that brings our community
together and focuses resources on the most critical
human care needs in the Valley. By partnering with
businesses, individuals, government and other nonprofits
we’re able to monitor the needs of our community and
respond quickly as issues or opportunities arise. As a
convener, collaborator, funder and leader in addressing
health and human service issues, Valley of the Sun
United Way fulfills a unique role in making our
community a better place. And thanks to the generous
support of more than 160,000 people throughout Maricopa
County, we’re helping to improve lives every day.
To build a caring community where all children and youth
succeed, families are self-sufficient, neighborhoods are
vital and safe, and all people enjoy maximum health and
To Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our