Bringing Our Family Home2021-03-09T15:15:37-07:00
OFS Leonard Banes Campus

BRINGING OUR FAMILY HOME

The campaign for Our family Services

Our Family Services is officially home!

Our Family staff moved into the Leonard Banes Campus and a virtual grand opening was celebrated over Zoom on November 12th. The new $2.3 million campus features 10,600 square feet of new offices, shared rooms for client and staff meetings, a large lobby and client intake spaces.

The new, trauma informed design includes natural light in an overall space that acknowledges that trauma exists and will actively work to create a safe space where the clients trauma is understood and not exacerbated. Private meeting rooms, a quiet room for individuals in crisis and a welcoming lobby all provide dignity and privacy to those we serve.

Nearly all of Our Family staff and programs are housed at the consolidated campus, thus creating a comprehensive suite of transformative services designed to help lift under-resourced teens, families, and adults out of homelessness, offering them an unbroken path to stability.

Centrally-located, on the site of our former Alvernon office, the campus houses Our Family’s vast array of housing services, case management, intake and referral, and counseling and therapeutic programs. The Center for Community Dialogue & Training will continue to operate at their suite on the Community Foundation Campus.

We are deeply grateful to all who gave a gift to our capital campaign and made the Leonard Banes Campus a reality, particularly the Connie Hillman Family Foundation for providing a $150,000 challenge match which has helped us raise $639,705 of our $500,000 capital campaign.

While we are very thankful and excited to be settling into our new home, we are also exercising caution with increased safety measures as COVID cases continue to rise. These measures include hybrid work schedules with staff alternating days working in the office with days working from home to reduce the number of individuals in the building to half of our usual capacity. All staff and visitors to the building are required to wear a mask and we have set up hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. At this time all in-person meetings on the campus are by appointment only.

A recording of the virtual grand opening with a photo tour of the campus is available to view at: https://youtu.be/EP_9XYwYREQ

“I’ve been there. I know that feeling of when your life is in uproar. That’s another reason why I support Our Family Services. It’s a terrible wrenching fear to start over. I know what they are going through. It’s a motivation for me to help.”

– Carol, Our Family Services Supporter

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Now that the consolidated campus is complete, the Tucson community will benefit from the simplified access to a broad continuum of services. In one location, clients now have access to emergency shelter assistance, supportive transitional and permanent housing referral, street and school-based outreach, case management, counseling, and wraparound support services for homeless children, youth, and families offering an unbroken path from the streets to long-term stability.

Although the campus is complete, we hope that you will be a part of Bringing Our Family Home: The Campaign for Our Family Services. One gift, from one person, at any level makes an impact on the work that we do for our community. What is most important is that you make a gift that is meaningful to you and know that your gift will strengthen Our Family for years to come.

Specific opportunities for impact are still available with countless possibilities. We look forward to working with you to create an opportunity for impact that is most meaningful for you.

Multiple naming opportunities are still available at varying price points.

For more information please contact: Kimberly Moyer

Call: (520) 323-1708 x 425 | Email: kmoyer@ourfamilyservices.org

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