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Who Are We?
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona has been serving homeless families with children for more than 25 years. Founded in 1988, Save the Family was established to empower families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence. In 1989, the agency acquired four housing units and served the first four families referred from a local domestic violence shelter. Early on, Save the Family recognized the need and importance of services beyond housing. The agency offered the first adult and children'™s education classes in 1991. Adult classes centered on parenting and personal growth and development, while children'™s classes offered expressive art activities aimed at assisting children with sharing their experience of homelessness. Due to increasing demand for this coursework, programs were expanded to include a broader array of services and teen programming. Programs for adults and youth continue and now include career development, financial planning, education and support for domestic violence survivors,tutoring, after-school classes and tuition dollars for summer camps and extracurricular activities. Volunteers have, and will continue to play, an integral role in Save the Family's success. The agency relies on a robust volunteer base to provide various services such as: legal, medical and dental support, rehabilitation of the housing units, classroom support as tutors and mentors,as well as the daily operation of the Save the Family Donation Center and Thrift Store. Supportive Services offered through the Homeless Families Intervention Program: Case Management - Case managers work with each family to assess and address individual needs and maximize their opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency. Case management is offered to families living in the Transitional Living, Rapid Re-Housing programs and Shelter Plus Care programs. Family, Adult and Children's Empowerment Services (FACES) - FACES includes career development services as well as prevention and intervention services for adults and children to address physical and emotional needs.

Our Mission
Homelessness equips families to address poverty and overcome homelessness.

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Save the Family

125 E. University
Mesa, NA 85201

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