Family Housing Resources, Inc. (“FHR”), a support organization of the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pima (the “Pima IDA”), whose mission is to create lasting solutions to help individuals and families reach financial freedom through housing support, education, and partnership.
The FHR Cares Community Investment Fund was established in 2015 by Family Housing Resources, Inc., and FHR Cares, Inc. both 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organizations in Pima County, AZ. to further support FHR’s mission through offering funding support to partner organizations doing similar mission driven work in the community. In 2019 FHR Cares has awarded $475,000 in gifts to better Pima County and foster lasting community partnerships.
FHR Cares awarded three $10,000 grants for General Operating Support for organizations whose missions actively align with the Family Housing Resources mission to create lasting solutions to help individuals and families reach financial freedom through housing support, education, and partnership. The three organizations are Youth On Their Own, Our Family Services and The Primavera Foundation and.
FHR Cares is proud to offer general operating support (GOS) to sustain the day-to-day operations of these organizations. GOS support is a proven best practice in giving and trusts organizations to make the best use of the funding received. Gifts of this kind allows for greater strength and sustainability, and maximum impact of vital programming.
About Youth on Their Own: Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County. The organization was founded in 1986 when Ann Young, a guidance counselor in the Amphitheater School District, noticed that talented and motivated students were dropping out of school due to homelessness and being forced to live on their own without a parent or guardian. Inspired by the students’ tenacity and willingness to stay in school, other school counselors, teachers, volunteers, and community members came together to form YOTO with the goal of helping students graduate. Since then, over 16,000 homeless and compromised students have been empowered to stay in school and pursue opportunities for self-sufficiency.
About Our Family Services- Our Family Services is a Tucson non-profit whose roots go back to the 1950s. Our Family’s mission is to eliminate homelessness and strengthen our community. We do this by providing stability in times of crisis, fostering social connectedness, linking people to support and resources, and engaging our neighbors to tackle tough community issues. http://www.ourfamilyservices.org
About The Primavera Foundation, Inc.: The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. Primavera’s vision promotes social and economic justice, while working to build a future in which all people are assured basic human rights, a livable income, and safe, affordable housing. Primavera’s continuum of services over the past 34 years focus on the following four pathways: 1) survival – emergency shelters, drop-in resource centers, homeless prevention and intervention; 2) stability – safe, affordable housing, job readiness skills, temporary and permanent employment, water harvesting, and drug treatment alternative to prison; 3) security – financial education and homebuyer education, financial and housing counseling, and affordable homeownership opportunities; and 4) sustainability – working collaboratively with a variety of multi-sector community partners on neighborhood revitalization, resident engagement, leadership development, education, and advocacy to create greater equity, healthy neighborhoods, and to support collective action around critical policy issues impacting low-income working families. http://www.primavera.org