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Nonprofit Agencies Funded by the City of Tempe

Tempe Community Council has identified the following human service categories for the nonprofit programs funded by the City of Tempe.  They are listed as:

  • Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelter & Services
  • Programs for the Working Poor
  • Programs for Those with Disabilities
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Senior Programs

Click here to see a full list of charitable organizations eligible for the Working Poor Tax Credit.

Agency Review funds come from the City of Tempe General Revenue Fund, Federal Community Development Block Grants and water utility customer donations through Tempe’s Help to Others.  The total funds distributed are close to $1 million for approximately 30 Valley-wide agencies with programs that serve Tempe clients.  Those services range from services for our youth, seniors, those with disabilities, the working poor, survivors of domestic violence and the homeless.

Organizations funded for the 2013/14 fiscal year:

A New Leaf
Program description:
East Valley Men’s Center – a shelter in Mesa for single homeless men which offers a comprehensive array of program services to assist them in achieving their targeted goal of self-sufficiency.
La Mesita Shelter Services – a shelter in Mesa for homeless families which offers screening and assessment, shelter and case management services to homeless families with minor aged children.
La Mesita Child Development Center – an on-site licensed facility providing daycare for homeless children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, before and after school supervision for youth ages 7-12 and a teen center for youth ages 13-17.

Area Agency on Aging
Program description:
Benefits Assistance program – is part of a national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and provides information, education and assistance to people on Medicare.
In-Home Services – partners with East Valley Adult Resources to provide non-medical home care and support services to frail elderly and adults with disabilities to enable them to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.

Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)
Program description:
Child Care Injury Prevention Program – the goal of this program is to reduce the risk of unintentional injuries to children under the age of 14 in low-to-moderate income settings by: increasing the knowledge of participants on injury prevention topics including car seat safety, home safety, crib safety and Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED certification and the distribution of car seats, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, first aid kits and safe cribs. As well as, ensuring that participants demonstrate proper use of the safety equipment distributed.

Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley
Program Description:
North Tempe Youth & Teens- located at North Tempe Multigenerational Center, provides After School and Summer Day Camp programming for youth/teens ages 5-18 in Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.  Curriculum covers areas such as Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills Development, Character and Leadership Development, The Arts and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Teen Services- Ladmo Branch- located at the Westside Mutigenerational Center, provides After School/Evening and Summer/Vacation programs for teens ages 13-18 in the following areas:  Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles, with a special emphasis on educational programs, career preparation and health and life skills.
Catholic Charities
Program description:
My Sister’s Place – My Sisters’ Place is one of only two confidential domestic violence shelters in the East Valley and we only place one family per room, providing a more private and comforting environment for their safety and recovery.  The program empowers women through education and self-determined services, helping them work towards an independent life free from abuse. The shelter provides safety planning, case management and skill/resource building to empower them to advocate for themselves and truly make a permanent change to their situation. In addition, they have a dedicated childhood case worker and provide therapeutic children’s programming, including art and pet therapy. My Sisters’ Place also assists with after-care planning, employment, information and referral to transitional programs, affordable housing, and furniture, food and other items.
Pathways – The Pathways program helps women and their children who have a safe place to stay and do not need shelter, but still need support and transition services. These include safety planning, counseling, court accompaniment, life skills education, individual counseling, support groups and more.
Pathways Transitional Housing – serves women exiting domestic violence shelters by providing transitional housing, case management, counseling and/or legal advocacy for victims and their children struggling to maintain safety and stability.

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS)
Program description:
Shelter Services – provides year-round emergency shelter, basic services, and supportive services for homeless single adult men and women.  Since 1984, the mission has been to, “Empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services.”  While shelter resolves the immediate crisis of homelessness, identifying and resolving the cause(s) of the individual’s homelessness is the central means to their regaining self-sufficiency.  CASS offers services to assist clients to achieve or regain their independence. CASS’ onsite supportive services include Case Management, Employment Services and Comprehensive Dental Care.  Access to a wide-variety of additional supportive services through on-site collaborative partners is also available.

Child Crisis Center – East Valley, Inc.
Program description:
Adoption and Foster Care – provides out-of-home care for children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited.
Family Resource Center – located in Mesa, this program helps parents learn how to provide safe and healthy environments for their children and to stop child abuse and neglect before it begins.
Emergency Shelter – provides shelter for children and 24-hour care in a safe environment.

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
Program description:
Victim Services – offers various services for victims of domestic violence ranging from:  emergency shelter providing food and necessities, trauma counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational opportunities, advocacy, childcare, case management, outpatient counseling, transitional housing and lay legal advocacy for its clients.

City of Tempe – Homeless Coordination
Program description:
The Homeless Coordinator serves as a problem-solver and resource source for all issues related to homelessness in Tempe. The Homeless Coordinator participates in Continuum of Care activities that bring federal funding into the region including facilitating the annual Homeless Street Count in Tempe. The Homeless Coordinator oversees the City of Tempe Homeless Outreach Program Effort (HOPE). HOPE travels throughout Tempe in an effort to reach out to the homeless and engage them into needed services.  HOPE provides crisis intervention and advocacy services, including limited transportation as a means of reducing the barriers many homeless individuals/families face.

Community Bridges
Program description:
Prevention Partnership – provides targeted prevention services by partnering with Tempe Union High School District, Tempe Municipal Courts and Maricopa County Juvenile probation to focus on substance use diversion for youth and their parents as well as education and resources for school staff on emerging drug trends.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services – provides mobile peer support outreach and substance use related crisis services to homeless and working poor men and women.

Community Legal Services
Program description:
Legal Advocacy for Tempe – this program provides free of charge critical legal services to help resolve legal problems impacting clients and their family’s basic survival needs and rights.

Community Information & Referral (CIR)
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877-211-8661 from anywhere
Program description:
2-1-1 Arizona – is a three-digit telephone number for accessing health and human services resource information.  2-1-1 also offers social service providers and easy way to help their clients, and gives organizations a way to enhance their impact and minimize their expenditure of resources.

East Valley Adult Resources
Program description:
East Valley RSVP – recruits and places volunteers age 55 and older in nonprofit, governmental and proprietary health care facilities meeting critical community needs in Tempe.

EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC)
Program description:
Building Resiliency in Youth – this program uses curriculum that is school-based and offers practical skills for helping children learn how to think through and resolve everyday conflicts.

Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Program description:
Social Just Us – Tempe – provides services that “are specifically focused on leading clients to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in the short- and long-term.”  1)  Adelante Jovencitas  2) Baby Camp  3) Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Homeward Bound
Program description:
Family Services for Scattered Sites – this program provides housing and a multi-phasic social services program including client-centered, case management; employment services; counseling and life skills programs to assist homeless and domestic violence families in transitioning to self-sufficiency.
Newtown Community Development Corporation
Program description:
Tempe Community Land Trust (CLT) – provides access to homes for people who are otherwise priced out of the housing market.  CLT homeowners have an opportunity to build wealth through homeownership, while the community’s investment is protected as it is retained in the property and a long term community asset is developed.
Open Horizons – Tempe Community Council
Program description:
Open Horizons Teen Parent Program – is a dropout prevention program serving Tempe and Tempe Union High School District students.  Adolescent parents receive high-quality childcare, support and parenting education while working toward graduation
Save the Family
Program description:
Case Management – this program is a core, integrated component of the comprehensive range of services that help homeless families transition into permanent housing, increase their skills or income, and achieve greater self-determination.
Families Adults and Children Empowerment Services (FACES) – offers umbrella services, including:  workforce development, financial literacy and intervention/prevention education programming.

Sojourner Center
Program description:
Domestic Violence Shelter – provides emergency and transitional shelter, domestic violence education and support, case management, employment coordination, prevention programs, community education and victim advocacy.

Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. (TCAA)
Program description:
Community Action – provides rental, utility, weatherization, emergency food boxes, emergency shelter (I-HELP), SNAP application assistance, and case management services to low-income households and homeless individuals.
IHELP – Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program – provides programming seven nights a week with a network of diverse faith congregations that open their facility space to provide dinner and allow homeless individuals to sleep on their property.
Senior Action Program – provides senior center services, such as hot lunches, wellness activities, special guest speakers, field trips at multiple adult centers in Tempe.  Coordinates Tempe’s & South Scottsdale’s Home-Delivered Meals Program.

Tempe Salvation Army Tempe Corps
Program description:
Intensive Crisis Case Management – Programming to “assist homeless individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, gain knowledge and tools to build their lives and break out of the cycle of poverty; and meet their most basic needs so they don’t have to worry about where the next meal will come from or where they will sleep.”
Stability Management – Includes support for rental, water, food, basic needs assistance, clothing, shelter and medications.

The Centers for Habilitation (TCH)
Program description:
Job Training – based in Tempe, this program offers job training, development and support for all stages of meaningful employment as a means to independence through the Employment Services Department.

Program description:
Tempe Youth Resource Center – this Tempe based program provides supportive services, case management services and outreach services to homeless youth ages 11-26.

UMOM New Day Center
Program description:
Emergency Shelter for Families – provides free emergency housing and meals, and the support services necessary to rebuild their lives and obtain permanent, affordable housing.  Families can stay for up to four months.
Transitional Housing – is for residents who have been stabilized in an emergency shelter program for at least 30 days and have demonstrated satisfactory progress with stabilization and are ready to continue toward more independence and self-sufficiency.  Families can stay in Transitional Shelter for up to two years.

United Food Bank (UFB)
Program description:
Food Link – provides food for emergency food boxes for working poor families who are struggling to make ends meet, food for congregate meal providers to prepare for their homeless and other clients, and fresh produce distribution to community sites in low-income areas.

Urban Outreach/Tempe First United Methodist Church
Program description:
Urban Outreach - provides programming “to connect homeless people with services that can help them move from crisis to stability in a relational environment that is supportive, respectful and easily accessible.”