Light rail stops become "Safe Place" for homeless, runaway teens
Volunteers with Tumbleweed Center can help teens get resources from stations
Tumbleweed’s Tempe Youth Resource Center (TYRC) receives $51,975 from Tempe Community Council’s General Fund and the City of Tempe’s Help To Others (H2O) partnership!
A partnership between the City of Tempe and Tempe Community Council and Tempe water customers made this grant possible by giving every customer the opportunity to donate a $1 or more per month (on their water bill) to neighbors in need. TUMBLEWEED was ONE of TEN non profits FUNDED through this partnership.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED
AND HELPED MAKE THIS GRANT POSSIBLE!!!
We are pleased to introduce our
BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARY
"TUMBLEWEED: SHADOW CHILDREN" filmed/produced by: Katianna Bear
Your support helps Tumbleweed serve
3,000 youth in Maricopa County, AZEVERY YEAR!
RE: Story that was aired Friday, May 18, 2012
PLEASE NOTE: THIS AFFECTS ONLY OUR TEMPE YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER
(1 of 12 programs of Tumbleweed) and our ONLY program serving Tempe, AZ homeless youth!! We will continue to do all we can do to make sure ALL our youth are being served in the Tempe, AZ area. Our services WILL continue!
NEW SHORT FILM FEATURING TUMBLEWEED
-- VERY INFORMATIVE -- WORTH THE WATCH --
Fred Smith is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida who visited Tumbleweed last year with Zach Bonner on his "March Across America".
This is his words to us...
"To say that visiting your organization and meeting young adults like Chris Plentywounds changed me would be an enormous understatement.
I made a short film about Zach and his quest to help homeless youth that I am proud to say helped raise funds to create Tampa's first and only center (so far) for homeless youth. The film titled 'The Invisible Youth of America' features Tumbleweed and includes interviews with Derek & Chris..."
David earned his State license to sell Life Insurance in the state of Arizona. David came to Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development's Learning Center through outreach efforts of the Tumbleweed Drop-In Center (DIC). The DIC provides services to homeless individuals ages 18-22 including case management, showers & meals.
The DIC is just ONE of the MANY continuum of care services Tumbleweed provides 1,000's of youth each year in Maricopa County.
During David's tenure in Tumbleweed continuum of care programs, he has progressed from BEING HOMELESS & UNEDUCATED to ATTAINING HIS GED, STABLE HOUSING and on his way to ESTABLISHING a CAREER!
Angelena D.'s STORY:
Angelena was referred to our Tumbleweed Learning Center through Tumbleweed's Young Adult Program (YAP). She went from being homeless to attaining her GED through our Learning Center as well as completing Data Entry School, where she earned an Occupational Skills Certificate. Today, she successfully secured a job with CHASE Financial services and is doing amazingly well.
Every year Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development must raise more than $500,000 from our local community to make ends meet & provide matching funds required to receive our Federal Grants that leverage over $3.5 Million back to Arizona through Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development's programs and services. YOUR SUPPORT goes to support ALL the successes's of these amazing young people!
Since 1972 Tumbleweed has expanded to provide more than
12 direct service programs that provide a continuum of care for over
3000 homeless, abused, abandoned, neglected, and at risk youth annually,
11-25 in Maricopa County, AZ. We work with youth and families in crisis.
OUR YOUTH need OUR help!