| Fall 2018 Impact Report
Fall 2018 Impact Report
| From the CEO
Wow, what an amazing past half-year! I am excited to share with you some of our accomplishments!
In June, Homeward Bound received accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA’s program of quality improvement is designed to identify non-profit providers that have met high performance standards and have made a commitment to deliver the very best quality services.
Homeward Bound is only 1 of 4 in the United States to receive accreditation under the Housing, Stabilization & Community Living Service category. I am so proud of our dedicated staff and Board of Directors who strive each and every day to provide the very best programs for our clients!
Our goal is to provide pathways out of poverty for homeless families and you truly make this possible! None of these successes would be possible without YOU! Thank you for being a part of the Homeward Bound movement.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
| Your Impact
Between APRIL - SEPT 2018
| News & Updates
HELP MAKE IT A HOLIDAY SEASON TO REMEMBER
We need your help to ensure Homeward Bound families have a joyous holiday season. You can help by donating a Thanksgiving Food Box and/or donating to our Santa’s Workshop. For more information on how you can help, contact Sherry Roueche at 602-374-8765 or by e-mail at S.Roueche@HomewardBoundAZ.org.
A LETTER FROM A RECENT HOMEWARD BOUND GRAD
“As I exit this program, I am grateful from the bottom of my heart how much it has helped me. This program gave me more than just a place to live but skills I will take with me for the rest of my life, that without thinking about it I use day to day now. This program has helped me more than any other I have ever been in before. All of you at Homeward Bound are truly the nicest and most compassionate people I have ever met it has been an honor being a part of this, thank you for guiding me to where I knew I could go. And last but not least, I want to thank Esmeralda Peterson, my case manager. Without you I wouldn't have been able to do this, you never gave up on me and I truly respect and admire you. I will miss you very much thank you for everything!”
— Mary S.
| Donor Spotlight
This summer, BHHS Legacy awarded Homeward Bound with a grant large enough to train the entire Homeward Bound staff and board on Trauma Informed Care. This knowledge will transform our agency into a trauma-informed organization that is able to respond better to the Adverse Childhood Experiences and other forms of toxic stress that define our clients' lives. With the guidance of the Arizona Trauma Institute over the course of a year-long journey, each player within the organization- from executive leadership to new hires, will have the opportunity to customize a case management plan for each client based on their past experiences. Our hope is that these stronger relationships lead to a more efficient stay at Homeward Bound, and increased levels of success for each and every client.
| Get Involved
Join us for a Spooktacular night of Halloween fun! Homeward Bound’s Annual Trunk or Treat celebration will take place on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Homeward Bound Parking Lot on the northwest corner of 23rd Ave & Colter Rd.
If you would like to sign-up to decorate your trunk and hand out candy, please contact Sherry Roueche by phone at (602) 374-8765 or send an e-mail to S.Roueche@HomewardBoundAZ.org. We kindly request that you please R.S.V.P. by October 19th, 2018.
| Upcoming Events
It’s back! The Old Bags Luncheon returns to the Arizona Biltmore on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Will you walk away with a vintage or contemporary bag this year? Designer or fun and funky? Hundreds of handbags await your arrival in the gardens of the Biltmore.
Last year was sold out in advance! You won’t want to miss your chance to mingle with friends among the colorful Biltmore gardens, accompanied by an ESCADA fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus. Want to be part of the most memorable and fashion forward event in the Valley? Donate a new or gently loved designer handbag or buy a ticket today! You will help provide pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.