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Thunderbirds Charities Is Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Native American Connections (NAC) is pleased to announce receipt of a grant award from Thunderbirds Charities. The $50,000 grant will support housing and services at NAC’s HomeBase and Saguaro Ki programs for youth experiencing homelessness.

The January 2020 Point in Time (PIT) count indicated 416 youth were experiencing homelessness in the metro Phoenix area. Youth face challenges getting off the streets because of a shortage of emergency and supportive housing dedicated for youth. Native American Connections’ Youth Housing Model of Care is for youth (18-24 years old) and includes two phases: skill development (HomeBase 25-bed Emergency Shelter) and skill application (Saguaro Ki 24-unit Transitional Housing). Each year, NAC helps 140 youth move from crisis to personal development to housing stability; setting them up to thrive and for future success. With safe and secure housing, youth can focus on activities that improve their health, employment, education and social connections. We appreciate having the support of Thunderbirds Charities.

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This grant is part of the Fall 2020 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.