2016 Grant Recipients

OUR FAMILY SERVICES, INC-5th Year Funding-$15,000

Agency Background:  Our Family Services began as a Family Counseling Agency in 1953, and today is a blended family of nonprofit organizations and services that have joined together over time to better serve the Tucson community. Our Family is built around two program areas: “New Beginnings” and “Strong Communities”. “New Beginning’s” programs offer crisis assistance and opportunities to build new lives for homeless children, youth and families. “Strong Communities” helps at-risk children choose healthy behaviors.  In 2015 Our Family provided direct care services to more than 5933 individuals in Pima County.

Focus of 2016 Grant: Homeless Youth Services The goal of Homeless Youth Services is to lift youth out of a situation of desperation and despair, and give them the resources, support and guidance they need to care for themselves and their children for the remainder of their lives. The grant will provide homeless youth (ages 14-21) with a full continuum of services (shelter-food-academic help, etc.) for up to 2 years.  The primary sources of funding are multi-year government grants and contracts.  In order to keep these funds, Our Family needs to secure more than $158,000 to meet the required match.  Funding from SCCF will help to meet these requirements as well as fulfilling needs of homeless youth not addressed by other funders.

Measurable Results: 67% of clients will exit to positive permanent housing situations; 70% of clients who identify educational goals in their service plan will enroll in an educational program within 9 months and 80% of clients will obtain or maintain employment at 9 months.  

Contact: Emily Brott, Development Director ebrott@ourfamilyservices.org