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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘homelessness’

Families Giving Back: Help local homeless families

Since opening its doors in 1964, UMOM New Day Centers has been dedicated to helping homeless families in Phoenix. This year, UMOM acquired Tumbleweed, a nonprofit that helps homeless youth, and the organization continues to work to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions. “Our ultimate goal is to be a leader […]

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Summer volunteering: Ways to give back during your vacation

If your family is traveling to escape the Phoenix heat this summer, consider adding a new element to your vacation: volunteering. It’s a great way to spend quality time together, learn more about the community you’re visiting and make a difference. Before your trip, do some online research about volunteer opportunities in or near your […]

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At-home volunteering: Make heat-relief sacks for the homeless

As temperatures begin to rise again, life on the streets in Phoenix can go from unbearable to deadly. Homeless men, women and children are at high risk daily for severe dehydration and sun exposure. “What may come as a surprise to people is that dehydration is actually a bigger cause of death compared to cold […]

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Homeless teens find shelter, and hope, at Tumbleweed

Tonight and every night, at least 600 young people in Arizona will find themselves sleeping on the streets. They are homeless — runaways, castoffs, troubled teens — with no place to go. The reasons they’re on the streets are as different as they are, but for every story there’s a common thread: They all need […]

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Phoenix mom launches Artful Giving

“Like a lot of women, I tried for years to find my niche at local non-profits,” says Phoenix mom Peggy Baze. The self-described “empty-nester,” whose son and daughter are both in their 20s, tried volunteering with a food bank and a hospice organization before she landed at UMOM in Phoenix. Baze learned about UMOM, Arizona’s […]

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Finding homes for pets and people

PetSmart Charities found homes for  12,081 pets in Arizona from Jan. 1 through June 23. Arizona is ranked at number four in pet adoption efforts, behind top-ranked Texas, California and Florida, according to a PetSmart Charities press release. Still, there always will be more homeless pets than there are homes. Finding suitable housing for homeless […]

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Play it forward

A unique collaboration between Arizona students, an Arizona theater company and two Arizona non-profits results in two original works of theater that couple arts with activism to raise money for a pair of good causes.

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Definition of a dream

Call the babysitter! Lynn Trimble previews the 2011 Phoenix Fringe Festival– featuring unique works of theater, including a piece created and performed with homeless youth who share their “definition of a dream.”

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Movies & mental illness

A Julliard-trained cellist. The mother of a young son. A teenage boy busy with college applications. A Nobel Prize winner in economics. They all have one things in coming: They live with mental illnes. Learn more about movies that tackle mental illness recommended by Stage Mom Lynn Trimble.

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