Programs Overview

Safety from the street; help with immediate survival and emergency housing;
support for the transition to independent adulthood.


Casa De Suenos:  Housing, language and family reunification programs for child refugees, or unaccompanied minors, from outside the United States.

Emergency Housing Program:  A staffed and monitored setting in a rehabbed hotel where youth 18-25 without safe or stable housing have privacy, shelter and access to services.

Learning Center:  Young people can earn a GED, get life counseling and access to job placement and transitional housing plans.

Open Hands:  A home where minors and runaways age 12-17 find temporary safety and support during periods of crisis.

Youth Resource Centers: Walk-in facilities in Phoenix and Tempe offering homeless young people a safe place, showers and laundry self-service, food and access to long-term support services.

Mobile Street Outreach: Tumbleweed staff and volunteers pass out water, other supplies and program information in parks and other places where homeless youth are likely to congregate.

TumbleTees:  A Tumbleweeds owned and operated t-shirt and textile silk screening business where eligible young clients can find work and whose profits support Tumbleweed programs.

Safe Place:  A partnership program with QT and Valley Metro where young people in crisis will find special phones to request 24/7 emergency response by Tumbleweed staff.

Young Adult Program:  Transitional housing, job training/placement and other life skills for young adults 18-25.