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Mission Statement

Family homelessness is damaging to everyone it touches. Save the Family empowers families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence. We envision communities free from family homelessness.


Save the Family has been serving homeless families with children for more than 20 years. Founded in 1988, Save the Family was created to help homeless families become self-sufficient. In 1989, the agency acquired four housing units and served the first four families, who were referred from a local domestic violence shelter.

Early on, Save the Family recognized the need for services beyond just housing. Adult classes centered on parenting and personal growth and development, while children's classes offered expressive art activities, aimed at assisting children with sharing their experience of homelessness.

Program services now include career development, financial planning, education and support for domestic violence, tutoring, after-school classes and tuition dollars for summer camps and extracurricular activities.

Volunteers have, and will continue to play, an integral role in Save the Family's success. We rely on a robust volunteer base to provide various services such as: legal, medical and dental support, rehabilitation of our housing units, and classroom support as tutors and mentors.

Save the Family's success is a testament to the determination and hard work invested by homeless families and domestic violence victims who truly desire a better life. The growth of our facilities, and the expansion of our services make it possible for families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence.


Average Review 13 reviews

Would you recommend Save the Family?

by brandi j. from mesa, AZ (November 3, 2009)
First I love what this organization does. Secondly I find it to be run very well and have always had great communications with the staff, via email, phone and in person. I have gotten my orgnazation involved with Save the Family as well and as an organization we are doing 2 or 3 activities a year.
by lesley c. from Gilbert, AZ (July 1, 2009)
My son and I made sack lunches for this organization and we had the best experience! The volunteer staff provided great suggestions and everyone was so friendly when we dropped them off. I look forwarded to another opportunity with Save the Family!
by nancy r. (July 1, 2009)
My children and I prepared sack lunches for this organization. It was such a fun opportunity and the staff of Save the Family was great! They were so organized and very friendly when I dropped the items off.
by stacy l. from Phoenix, AZ (July 1, 2009)
My friend and I volunteered for the reading program and it was so much fun! The volunteer staff was awesome. They returned my email the same day and answered all my questions. The day of the opportunity I came a little early to tour the facility and learn more about the organization. I really enjoyed my experience and can't wait until next week!
by Jean B. from mesa, AZ (July 1, 2009)
Save the Family is the best volunteer experience I have had. From my inital contact with the volunteer staff to the opportunity where I read to the children. I had a great time and look forward to my next opportunity with them!