2302 W. Colter Phoenix, AZ 85015

Homeward Bound provides transitional housing and a broad range of social services for families with children who are homeless or fleeing domestic violence. Homeward Bound offers families a “hand up not a handout,” with each family contributing 30% of their adjusted gross income for housing, utilities and support services. 95% of families served successfully complete the core program of parenting education, financial basics, home maintenance and domestic violence prevention, breaking negative cycles and going on to achieve self-sufficiency.

Staff observes “Hunger and adequate nutrition are real concerns for our working poor families. For the past seven years, Waste NOT has provided 80% of perishable food distributed through our program, as well as 100% of our Thanksgiving turkeys each year. Not only do the weekly donations of food help clients stretch their grocery budgets, they provide our families with a variety of specialty items that they would not be able to afford. It is a resource that our families and staff count on to help fill in the gaps!”