Phoenix Family provides services to more than 3,000 families every day. With 200 local partnerships, we help famiies find lasting solutions to complex problems. Our programs combine short-term assistance to meet immediate critical needs with long-term services that address the root causes of poverty. Many of the residents served by Phoenix Family face significant challenges accessing health care, reliable food supplies, stable housing and transportation. Underlying these challenges are a myriad of intertwined problems, including poverty, dysfunctional families, drug and alcohol abuse, criminal activity, and domestic violence.
Those residents who are employed are often underemployed because of a lack of job skills and education. For these residents, one missed paycheck, a serious illness, or divorce can tip the balance between having a home and being homeless. Combined, these factors often result in financial and housing insecurity. This constant insecurity impacts the whole family unit. Parents facing the challenge of finding or keeping work often struggle to hold their families together. The risk of family disintegration and placement of children into foster care increases and physical and mental trauma can be compounded.
Your support allows Phoenix Family to place a staff person on-site at the 13 multi-family communities to work with people both individually and in group settings to help them assess their strengths, connect with community resources, and meet their goals to attain self-sufficiency. Read how your support makes a difference to people like Tabitha.