The following seven local Organizations were chosen since their individual Missions are in keeping with Unity principles. These are the ones to which we are tithing this year:
1. COALITION FOR COMPASSION AND JUSTICE (CCJ) (was called Open Door in the past)
Mission: Provide vital services, education and advocacy for those living in poverty leading to self-sufficiency.
Emergency shelter- safe place to sleep for 45 adults
Meals on Tues-Fri (11:00-1:00) at the Shelter
Pantry – Wed – Give food and toiletries
“Treehouse” - Families with children are given hot meals, pantry items, a clean play area, resource information
Weekend Family Food – Packaged by volunteers during week, delivered to 7 preschools one time a month
Housing – CCJ owns 11 units which provides for 24 people
Volunteers provide many of the services needed.
This past year: provided 1400 fully-stocked backpacks to students in Prescott and Prescott Valley, $40,000 worth of clothing and household items, provided a Family Christmas for needy families.
2. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Construction of Affordable Housing in the Tri-City region of Yavapai County by volunteers and the applicant
The organization applies for numerous grants.
The organization manages a Thrift Shop from which to derive funds and household items for the new homes being built.
There is an application process for those in need of a home.
Individuals or families put in “sweat equity”.
3. HUNGRY KIDS PROJECT (AZ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF YAVAPAI COUNTY)
Meals bagged by Volunteers once a week are given to children’s needy families.
Delivered to: Prescott, Chino Valley, Mayer and Humboldt Unified Districts and the Yavapai Food Council
4. PEOPLE WHO CARE - A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
Provide transportation for those in need of grocery shopping or appointments
Give help with paying bills, checkbook oversight, letter/note writing
Stroke support for caregivers and survivors
Conduct Support Groups for Caregivers
Offer courses for those with vision problems
Give relief time for Caregivers
Conduct “Safe Home” safety evaluations
5. PRESCOTT AREA SHELTER SERVICES
Serve homeless women, families, veterans providing:
Temporary shelter, resources, case management, pathway to permanent housing
Women’s Shelter for 22 women and children’s and provide:
Workshops on credit counseling
Transition rate into permanent housing is 88%- they do not return to homelessness.
6. STEPPING STONES
Provides safe shelter and advocacy
Provides services for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, other forms of victimization
Have a 24/7 Helpline
Provide an emergency shelter, transitional housing, one on one safety planning and lethal assessments, educational support groups
Promote self-sufficiency, personal growth, self-worth, resiliency
7. ARIZONA CHILDREN ASSN
Protecting Children, Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families, Foster care, adoption, young adult services.
89% of donations go directly to programs and services in Yavapai county.
8. YAVAPAI BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS
One-to-one mentoring relationships for Yavapai County Children
89% of donations go directly to programs and services.
9. YAVAPAI CASA FOR KIDS
Services for foster children.
Raises funds to distribute for unfunded needs of wards of the courts
Provides emergency clothing gift cards, Christmas gifts and activities for children in foster care.