2017 Annual Report

Homeward Bound’s mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. Since our founding in 1990, we have touched the lives of more than 10,000 homeless individuals right here in the Valley.

In 2017, our team was innovative, our supporters moved mountains, and together we made a difference for those who needed it most.

You can read about the progress we made together in the fight against homelessness in our community by checking out our 2017 Annual Report below.

Our Work

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TOTAL SERVED

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ADULTS

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CHILDREN

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HOURS OF CLASSES

  • Parenting

  • Resilience

  • Financial basics

  • Relationships

Our Impact

95%

Adults who maintained or gained employment income in 2017


89%

Adults who learned to budget their income in 2017


90%

Children who learned how to become a leader in 2017


80%

Children who got better grades in school in 2017


Our Supporters


1,000+ Hours of Voluntary Action

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3,000+ In Kind Donations Made


NEW! Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platform


Supporters of Homeward Bound can now create their own fundraising campaigns with the click of a button! Fundraise for homeless families by collecting donations for your birthday, running a marathon, or taking on a challenge of your own. You can get started by visiting: HomewardBoundAZ.org/Fundraise


Our Team
Homeward Bound is made up of passionate individuals dedicated to serving homeless families in our community. This year, our team grew stronger, set the bar higher, and pushed our mission further. A few of our team’s biggest highlights include:


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new position created
salesforce administrator

Kala Weinacker joined the Homeward Bound team in 2017 and has been making sure that our donor data is accurate, up to date, and easily accessible. Kala loves working with data and optimizing resources so that our fundraising team can go out and make the biggest impact possible.



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new staff member
vice president of finance

Ram Muppirala joined Homeward Bound this year as our new CFO. Ram wears many hats in his new role, from overseeing our yearly budget to implementing systems that will support our growth over the years to come.



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new certification

licensed associate counselor


Our Intake Coordinator, Nikia Kirkendoll, recently completed her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. This allowed her to take the National Counselor Examination in November 2017 — which she passed with flying colors!! She is now officially a Licensed Associate Counselor.


Our Board


Board Chair:


John Hatfield


Members:


Dayna Badhorn

Melanie Beauchamp

Bob Carlson

Ginger Clayton

Deanne Desautels

Larry Eisel

Derek Flottum

Julie Friedly

Bill Hayden

Bethany Hicks


Nan Howlett

Craig Hughes

Becky Jackson

Linda Mitchell

Karlene Keogh Parks

Michelle Schechner

Todd Taylor

Joyce Kline Wright

Mark Young

Nancy Zezza


Our Financials


Revenue: $4,992,401

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Expenses: $4,562,459

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