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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

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 over $730,000 for approximately 40 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 2016/17 fiscal year:

Ability360
602.256.2245
www.ability360.org
Program description:
Tempe Home Accessibility Program – assists residents to maintain and enhance independent living, safety and community participation for households; increases home safety and independence; increases the number of accessible housing units; increases employability; and keeps families together.

A New Leaf
480.969.4024
www.turnanewleaf.org
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.
East Valley Women’s Shelter – a shelter for single homeless women which offers safe, clean shelter and basic needs for up to 120 days.
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.

Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter
602.528.0545
www.alz.org
Caregiver Support Services – these services are focused on: 1) individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and 2) family and friends who serve as their caregivers and support systems for caregivers.

Area Agency on Aging
602.264.2255
www.aaaphx.org
Program description:
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.

AZ Common Ground
602.914.9000
www.azcommonground.org
Program description:
The primary goal of this program is keeping prior offenders out of prison and introducing them to the dignity of work.

Assistance League of the East Valley
480.792.1600
www.eastvalley.assistanceleague.org
Assault Survivor Kits – helps with the purchase of new clothing and supplies for victims of assault.

Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)
480.829.0500
www.asccaz.org
Program description:
Phone Friend – provides safe resources for school age children who are home alone, including a free, bilingual phone line afterschool, help with homework, safety trainings at local elementary schools, a safe interactive website and a youth volunteer program.

Best Buddies Arizona
602.954.3877
www.bestbuddiesarizona.org
Program description:
Friendship Program – Provides opportunities for friendship and leadership development to students with and without IDD (intellectual/developmental disabilities).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
602.393.4128
www.bbbsaz.org
Program description:
Friendship Program – Provides mentoring services to Tempe youth.

Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley
480.820.3688
www.clubzona.org
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
480.821.1024
www.catholiccharitiesaz.org/
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)
602.256.6945
www.cass-az.org
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 Arizona
480.834.9424
www.childcrisis.org
Program description:
Adoption and Foster Care – provides out-of-home care for children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited.
Parenting & Education Services – provides support to residents in their roles as parents and caregivers at the Mesa site and other locations deemed appropriate based on community need.
Emergency Shelter – provides shelter for children and 24-hour care in a safe environment.

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
602.955.9059
www.noabuse.org
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.

Community Bridges
480.831.7566
www.communitybridgesaz.org
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 Information & Referral (CIR)
211 within Arizona
877-211-8661 from anywhere
www.cir.org
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.

Community Legal Services
602.258.3434
www.clsaz.org
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.

East Valley Adult Resources
480.964.9014
www.evadultresources.org
Program description:
Recruits and places volunteers age 55+ in nonprofit, governmental and proprietary health care facilities meeting critical community needs.

EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC)
480.784.1514
www.empact-spc.com
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.
Survivors of Suicide Support Program – a community-based program that is intended for those who share a common bond, the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Foundation for Senior Living
602.285.1800
www.fsl.org
Tempe Adult Day Health Care Center – Restorative Therapy – this is a comprehensive day program of therapeutic recreation, nursing care and health monitoring, rehabilitative and social services for at-risk senior and adults with disabilities eighteen and over.

Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
602.452.7000
www.girlscoutsaz.org
Program description:
Staff Supported Troops – offers a pathway for girls who face barriers to participate in traditional Girl Scouts troops or who do not have a historical legacy of Scouting.
 
Homeward Bound
602.263.7654
www.hbphx.org
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.

Junior Achievement of Arizona
480.219.0212
www.jaaz.org
Program description:
Financial Literacy Program – provides intentional financial literacy to low-to-moderate populations.

Mulligan’s Manor
480.831.8727
www.mulligansmanor.org
Program description:
Friendship Program – Provides opportunities for friendship and leadership development to students with and without IDD (intellectual/developmental disabilities).

Newtown Community Development Corporation
480.517.1589
www.newtowncdc.org
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.

notMYkid
602.652.0163
www.notmykid.org
Program description:
Family Support/Early Intervention – provides a peer-to-peer prevention and early intervention program for teens experiencing mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol and/or other drug use.

Save the Family
480.898.0228
www.savethefamily.org
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
602.244.0997
www.sojournercenter.org
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.

Southwest Human Development
602.266.5976
www.swhd.org
Program description:
Reach Out and Read – promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new books to children and advice to parents on the importance of reading aloud.

Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. (TCAA)
480.350.5880
www.tempeaction.org
Program description:
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.
Utility & Rental Assistance – this program is to directly support the emergency services program, which provides homeless prevention assistance in the form of rental/utility assistance for families in crisis.

Tempe Community Council
480.858.2300
www.tempecommunitycouncil.org
Program description:
Commitment to Schools -Partner Schools counseling program is to address unmet mental health needs of high school students which interfere with their ability to be successful in school.
Open Horizons – Teen Parent Child Care Scholarship program is a dropout prevention program for teens who have given birth and want to continue pursuing a high school diploma.
Financial Stability Initiative – provides free tax preparation, asset development opportunities, financial education and community outreach to help hard working, low wage earning individuals become financially self-sufficient.

Tempe Impact Education Foundation
480.730.7101
www.tiefoundation.com
Connecting with Kids – provides the needed essentials for students so they can be ready to learn.

Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors
480.858.2300
www.tempeneighbors.org
Tempe Neighbors – this program creates a virtual community that is founded by members who want to remain in their neighborhoods and homes and age in place.

The Arc of Tempe
480.966.8536
http://www.tempearc.org/
Tempe Neighbors – this program creates a virtual community that is founded by members who want to remain in their neighborhoods and homes and age in place.

The Centers for Habilitation (TCH)
480.838.8111
www.tch-az.com
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.

Tumbleweed
480.966.2036
www.tumbleweed.org
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.
Emergency Shelter for Families – this program provides emergency and supplemental shelter servics to assist homeless families.

UMOM New Day Center
602.275.7852
www.umom.org
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)
480.926.4897
www.unitedfoodbank.org
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.

Valley Center of the Deaf
602.267.1921
www.vcdaz.org
Transportation for Low Income Deaf Seniors – this program is partnering with Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors on their Senior Van Program, to the residents of Apache ASL Trails