We’re a local Arizona nonprofit

Dedicated to meeting every family’s unique needs on their journey home.

Our Vision: A Valley where every family has a home.

Homeward Bound is providing a home for those facing homelessness as well as keeping our community in their homes through our prevention services. Join us as we raise awareness around homelessness in the Valley.

Our History

Founded with one single-family home in 1990, Homeward Bound soon learned that housing alone could not solve family homelessness. HB began offering case management, financial coaching, and employment help to prepare families to transition into stable housing. In 2000, Thunderbirds Family Village opened, providing wrap-around services to the entire family. In 2021, Homeward Bound implemented a model shift to become a housing-first program with low barrier to entry through a hybrid campus of bridge shelter and transitional housing for families. Homeward Bound also expanded to add a Homelessness Prevention program in response to community needs.

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Shelter Program

Homeward Bound’s shelter program offers emergency and transitional shelter with on campus amenities and wrap around services for families facing homelessness.
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Prevention Program

Homeward Bound’s prevention program is offered to the greater community, aimed to keep families on the brink of homelessness together in their own homes.
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Workforce Development

Homeward Bound’s workforce development program provides in-house assessments and develops an individualized employment plan with clients.
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Youth Development Programs

Homeward Bound’s youth programs empower youth and their families to develop skills, foster healthy relationships, and access programs that enhance their social and emotional skills and minimize barriers to success.
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Strong Foundations
Early Learning Center

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Strong Foundations is a licensed early learning center for clients and community members located on Homeward Bound’s campus.
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HB University

HB University is an additional resource for families experiencing poverty or homelessness, providing them with tools to change their trajectory without ever having to step on our campus.
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The Homeward Bound Difference

Families facing homelessness served since 1999
Average employment rate of our campus residents
Children served in FY 22-23