“Housing alone cannot solve the issue of homelessness.”
President and CEO
Homelessness in Arizona
A child raised in poverty is more likely to become an adult living in poverty.
(Annie E Casey Foundation 2014)
Homeward Bound targets parents and children with individualized programs to break the cycle of poverty.
The Homeward Bound Difference
of families we served successfully completed our program and secured stable housing.
of parents learned to say “I love you” in thoughtful/creative ways.
of school-aged youth reported seeing themselves in a more positive light.
the number of books read by Homeward Bound children during our summer reading program.
the average increase in hourly wages by adults who attended our on-campus employment center.
Solutions Through Collaboration
In 2018, Homeward Bound became nationally accredited by COA (the Council on Accreditation) meeting best practice standards in service delivery, fiscal management, and governance. We are the only agency in the state of Arizona to be COA accredited in the Housing Stabilization & Community Living. category
In 2018 Homeward Bound also began our year-long journey to become a Trauma Informed Care Institution, certified by the Arizona Trauma Institute.
Team Promotions & Expansion
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
2017-18 Board of Directors
Michelle DeJean Schechner
Joyce Kline Wright
27.4% - Contributions
24% - Property Gains
17.5% - Program Fees
16.8% - Grants
6.5% - Special Events
6% - In-Kind Donations
1.8% - Other
70.1% - Program
15.2% - Fundraising
14.7% - Management