“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.”
~ Nelson Mandela
Homeward Bound creates pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.
Homelessness in Arizona is on the Rise
Maricopa County is among the fastest growing in the US, our eviction rate has spiked 137%, and affordable housing is in short supply.
(AZ Republic, 2019)
The Homeward Bound Difference
These families need stability in order to thrive!
We take a tailored approach with each family to address the root causes of homelessness. We provide families with housing, real tools and solutions to get them back on their own two feet.
of the families we serve are headed by single women
of our families successfully completed the Homeward Bound program and secured stable housing
of parents learned to solve family issues in a positive way
of parents mastered how to budget their income
of school-aged children felt optimistic about their future
of young children improved their problem-solving skills
per hour = average increase in hourly wages by adults who attended our on-campus employment center
“I love to see my son every morning excited to go to school. It gives me peace of mind that my baby is in great hands, and if something were to occur they are well prepared."
"Strong Foundations is an amazing school and we have always been very pleased with the teachers, classrooms, lessons, administration, etc. I love how the teachers truly know my child and really care for her development. They communicate very well with us, including amusing, endearing, or noteworthy anecdotes. She is developing such strong social skills and self-awareness. I have learned too! It's a joy to observe her growing in resilience. We love having Strong Foundations as a partner in raising her!"
“My child is excited to go to school every day. She has made significant advancements in her behavior, vocabulary, confidence and independence. I really believe that we are building a solid foundation for learning and her future success. The facility is clean. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, kind, and courteous. Thank you!"
Solutions Through Collaboration
program collaborations, sponsors and corporate partners in 2019
Charlie is commonly known as the "Book Fairy" by the children on campus because he donates so many exciting new books every year to our recently renovated library.
On 12/20/19 Homeward Bound was officially certified as a Trauma Informed Center by the Arizona Trauma Institute. We received organization-wide training and support for more than one year to become one of the first agencies in the state to receive the certification. With a constant eye to the future, we recognize that housing alone cannot solve the issue of homelessness and we must dig deeper into the individual’s past traumas to understand how to break the cycle.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Bill Hayden (Vice Chair)
Joyce Kline Wright
17.1% - Contributions
46.7% - Property Gains
11.8% - Program Fees
11.8% - Grants
7.0% - Special Events
4.3% - In-Kind Donations
1.3% - Other