HOMELESS YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT SERVICES
As one of the only dedicated homeless youth service providers in Tucson, Our Family Services offers housing and support to many hundreds of homeless youth each year. In fact, the vast majority of Tucson’s homeless youth will be helped by Our Family at some point in their lives.
Last year Marie —homeless and only 17 years old— had been on the run for weeks without her diabetes medication and became extremely sick. After stabilization and discharge from a hospital, and with no family or friends to turn to, she was dropped off at Our Family Services Reunion House Teen Shelter, confused and scared.
After a history of drug abuse and gang affiliation, Marie decided that she wanted a new path. By working with Reunion House staff, she earned her GED, obtained a full-time job, cut off all ties to her gang, and remains sober. With your help, Our Family Services is able to provide critical support for Marie and hundreds of others like her each year.
*Name and photo has been changed to protect client confidentiality