Safety from the street; help with immediate survival and emergency housing;
support for the transition to independent adulthood.
Open Hands: A home where minors and runaways age 12-17 find temporary safety and support during periods of crisis.
Youth Resource Center: Walk-in facility in Phoenix offering homeless young people a safe place, showers and laundry self-service, food and access to long-term support services through case management.
Mobile Street Outreach: Tumbleweed staff and volunteers pass out water, other supplies and program information in parks and other places where homeless youth are likely to congregate.
TumbleTees: A Tumbleweeds owned and operated t-shirt and textile silk screening business where eligible young clients can find work and whose profits support Tumbleweed programs.
Safe Place: A partnership program with QT and Valley Metro where young people in crisis will find special phones to request 24/7 emergency response by Tumbleweed staff.
Young Adult Program: Transitional housing, job training/placement and other life skills for young adults 18-25.
We support youth who are homeless, abused, abandoned, neglected, conduct disordered or at-risk from situations such as pregnancy. From meeting critical, initial needs such as emergency shelter and education assistance, we offer a spectrum of support including job placement and long-term housing assistance.
Our case management teams work closely with our youth as they transition to independence. We help with life skills training, structured independent living and counseling in order to create the confidence and skills that lead to a self-sufficient young adulthood.
Tumbleweed cultivates a climate for success. The Learning Center provides an alternative path for high school instruction and GED prep, and our youth enterprise programs, such as TumbleTees and YouthBuild, allow youth to experience employment and the challenges of business operation. These opportunities create pathways to developing each individual’s potential.