Family Promise Receives $50k from Thunderbirds Charities to Reduce Family Homelessness

Family Promise Receives $50k from Thunderbirds Charities to Reduce Family Homelessness

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit addressing family homelessness, has secured a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. This funding aims to combat the escalating rates of family homelessness in the Phoenix Metro area. The grant will primarily support critical services, including case management, facility maintenance, and the upkeep of transportation. These funds play a pivotal role in Family Promise’s objective to shelter 165 families in 2024.

Distinguished by its community-based model, Family Promise relies on religious congregations of all faiths to aid unhoused families. The organization employs 15-passenger vans to transport families nightly and provides intensive case management services, stabilizing families within 60 days and guiding them toward independent housing.

Ted Taylor, CEO of Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, expressed gratitude, stating, “Over 600 children in 2024 will have a home, who otherwise wouldn’t, because of our community support.”

Amid a 23% surge in eviction filings last year, Thunderbirds’ grant alleviates burdens for families during the transition to stable housing. It covers nonrefundable fees, transportation to job interviews, and essential needs, aiding families in regaining stability.

Pat Williams, President of Thunderbirds Charities, highlighted the efficacy of Family Promise’s unique approach, stating, “Family Promise is working hard to solve important issues in our communities. We’re happy to enable them and help those in need.”

This collaboration empowers Family Promise to provide a safety net for families in crisis, offering not only shelter but also a pathway to independence. Thunderbirds Charities’ contribution promises a lasting impact on the lives of those facing homelessness in the Phoenix Metro area, fostering positive change within the community.

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This grant is part of the Fall 2023 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.