2010 Charities


Arizona's Children Association Center for Family Based Practice (CFBP) and Maricopa County Foster Care Program tie directly into the agency’s mission of 'Protecting Children, Preserving Families.' CFBP offers a variety of behavioral health services to disadvantaged children and families in Maricopa County which include: family, individual, group and in-home counseling; case management; psychiatric evaluations; and medication monitoring. The Foster Care program licenses homes to provide a loving, safe and stable home environment for a child removed from their home as a result of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment.
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Desert Mission, Inc's Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food and food security programs to families who struggle to make ends meet – they serve more than 23,500 people each year. TCF funds will provide emergency food for the increasing number of needy families. Most of the families who request emergency food assistance are working poor families or disabled/elderly living on a fixed income. The food bank provides a spectrum of services - delivered with dignity and respect for the client - to eliminate hunger and promote good nutrition.
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Phoenix Day's Literacy Program prepares low-income, at-risk, preschool children to enter kindergarten at a level commensurate with the general population of 5-year-olds. Many of these families are mono-lingual. Demographics are as follows: 85% Hispanic with 10% African-American and 5% Caucasian. The children are in a safe environment, allowing parents to retain their jobs and remain self-sufficient. In addition to childcare and early childhood education, the families receive individual bilingual case management to help them meet the many issues they are facing from unemployment to legal issues to health care.
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Phoenix Rescue Mission's Family Outreach Program will provide food to the hungry, increase the health and well being of low-income children and their families, and improve children's academic achievement. The population served is school-aged children and their families -- the majority of which are single-parent, women-headed households in Southwest Phoenix who are at risk of not getting enough nutrition every day and need a little extra help between paychecks. The Program provides supplemental nutritious food that is used to prepare healthy meals, which in turn gives the children the "fuel" needed to concentrate and learn in school and not have to go to school or to bed hungry.
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Teen Lifeline's Hotline program is a peer-supported crisis counseling program available to any teen at any time. Teens who call the Hotline talk to a highly trained Peer Counselor to receive supportive services and resources for help. For teens who may not seek help through traditional venues, the peer-to-peer Crisis Hotline is a first line of prevention and, for some, a last call for hope. One in six (16.1%) Arizona high school students report having thought seriously about killing themselves in the past year. There is no doubt that suicide is a heartrending problem.
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UMOM New Day Care Center's Emergency Shelter Program provides services that empower homeless women, children & families to excel to their highest potential and maximize their economic independence. The program benefits women and children by providing comprehensive, wraparound services to those who have been traumatized by domestic violence and/or homelessness and need not only immediate shelter, but also food, job training, childcare and other services to become self-sufficient again. Each day 66 homeless families are provided food, shelter and the tools to build a bridge to self-sufficiency.
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