Tempe Youth Resource Center

 Tempe Youth Resource Center
Location: 101 E. 6th Street Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 10:15am - 5:30pm
  Wednesday: 10:15am - 4:00pm
  Thursday: 10:15am - 5:30pm
  Friday: 10:15am - 5:50pm
  Saturday: 11:15am - 3:15pm
  Sunday: CLOSED

Toll Free: 877.966.TYRC (8972)
Fax: 480.966.2058

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Population served: homeless youth under age 21
Average number of youth served yearly: approximately 350

Tempe Youth Resource Center (TYRC), nestled in the heart of Tempe, was opened in November 2002, following the successes of Tumbleweed’s Phoenix Drop In Center. TYRC provides basic supportive services on site such as food, hygiene and clothing in addition to intensive case management services for homeless youth. In 2005 the Drop In Center served approximately 3,416 meals to about 264 youth and mobile street outreach connected with an additional 357 youth.

Staff Quote:

“The changes I have seen in youth throughout my years here I am unable to put down in
 words, but I can tell you that the work that is accomplished at the center is so important to
 the lives of the people we serve and the community as a whole. These youth sometimes have
 no where else to turn and no one else to support them. If we are simply just an ear to talk to
 and a safe place to be present, then we have done something wonderful in some else’s life.”

 - Jana Smith, Program Manager, TYRC

Client Quotes:

“The program is awesome because the staff is nice and helpful and supportive. I would not
 have been able to reach my goals if it had not been for the staff because I would have given
 up on them.”
- Wolfie (street name), Client, TYRC

“God I love this place!” - Client, TYRC

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Tempe Youth Resource Center is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to simply spend time supporting the youth and sharing their talents. They are currently looking for someone to teach yoga/Pilates classes, job development and health education classes.

Tumbleweed Center For Youth Development -
1419 N. 3rd St. #102 Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602.271.9904 | 24-hour crisis hotline: 602.841.5799 | Toll free number: 1.866.SAFE703