Save the Family Foundation of Arizona offers a variety of programs designed to empower families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence. Through nationally accredited specialized services, families at Save the Family are able to improve education and employment opportunities, access safe, permanent housing, and build family competencies. This work is fundamental to ending the damaging effects of family homelessness.
Homeless Families Intervention Project – Save the Family operates 62 transitional housing units across the East Valley. 28 units are specifically reserved for survivors of domestic violence. Families work with a case manager and program staff to reach their personal and professional goals.
Ambassador Housing – Save the Family has partnered with the private apartment management company, Mark Taylor Residential, to lease luxury apartments at no cost to Save the Family. Families participating in this program do not pay rent. They do, however, contribute to savings which, at the conclusion of the program, can be used to pay down debt, further their education or serve as a down payment towards the purchase of a home. Families in this housing type are chosen from clients graduating from the Homeless Families Intervention Project.
Rapid Re-Housing – In July, 2008 Congress appropriated $25 million to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance to reduce family homelessness. 23 programs were awarded nationally. UMOM and Save the Family are collaborating to administer this program locally. Families participating in this program are eligible for services which include: housing assistance, rental subsidy, case coordination and supportive services.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families – In August of 2011, the Veteran’s Administration awarded UMOM New Day Centers and Save the Family were awarded 1 of only 85 grants nationwide to participate in the first ever Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF). This VA program aims to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability through the provision of Rapid Re-housing and eviction prevention. UMOM and Save the Family agreed to provides eligible Veteran families with Rapid re-housing, eviction prevention, outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits for 100 Veteran families. More information about the SSVF Program
Our Supportive Services:
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 Homeless Families Intervention Project (HFIP), Ambassador and Rapid Re-Housing programs. The Direct Service staff meets and reviews client’s progress weekly to identify any potential problems or gaps in service delivery. Those potential gaps are then discussed with COO/CEO to develop further solutions. This process results in the provision of a complete continuum of care for each family.
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.
Additional Client Resources:
Childcare – Childcare is offered during Save the Family Homeless Families' Intervention Project courses.
Transportation – a van transports clients to and from services at Save the Family, job interviews, community referrals and other vital appointments.
Legal Advocacy – Volunteer attorneys provide group and individual case support to help families overcome any legal barriers to attaining self-sufficiency.
Medical and Dental services – Volunteer physicians and dental professionals provide preventative care and treatment to clients as needed.
How you can help:
Please help support Save the Family and our extensive programs with a gift of time or money to our Homeless Families Intervention Project.