The Tempe City Council has approved a Tempe Community Council recommendation of $66,000 to fund Tumbleweed’s efforts to help homeless youth in Tempe. The recommendation was included in the Council’s FY 2015/15 budget approval in June.
“Tempe is so sensitive to the needs of youth and we are thrilled to continue to be part of the solution to youth homelessness in the community,” said Tumbleweed Chief Executive officer Cynthia Schuler. “We served more than 280 homeless youth at our Tempe Youth Resource Center last year while coordinating closely with entities such as the ASU School of Nursing, the Tempe Community Action Agency, the Tempe Homeless Coalition and many others as part of Tempe’s community-based collaborative approach.”
The Tempe Youth Resource Center at 505 W. University provides homeless young people with shower and laundry facilities, food, clothing and hygiene supplies and connection to counseling and other services. It operates Monday through Friday from mid-morning until 4 p.m.
This summer, The Tempe Youth Resource Center also becomes home base for Tumbleweed’s new Mobile Youth Resource Center, a full-service van and trailer enabling Tumbleweed to help homeless youth in other parts of the Valley.