Did you know that nearly half of the homeless in our community are women and children? Many have suffered domestic abuse. They’re vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction. They are the victims of violent attacks on the streets. And each night, they seek safety by sleeping under bridges, in cars or doorways—wherever they can find a degree of protection from harm.
Very few agencies in Arizona provide the kind of services these vulnerable families need. A complex combination of addiction recovery, trauma counseling, medical healing, and physical safety is essential in helping these mothers and children transition to a healthy and independent lifestyle.
Hope is Here
Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Changing Lives Center is a godsend for such homeless families. It is a nurturing sanctuary that supports the health, sobriety, safety and emotional well-being of addicted women and their children. Our Christ-centered focus is the vital ingredient in helping them realize God’s purpose for their lives.
Our three-acre campus is a specialized facility offering a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of addiction, abuse, trauma and homelessness. Mothers and their children live in their own “Cottage of Hope” during their 12 month stay. Often, this is first home the family can call their own.
Need Help? If you are a woman over the age of 18 with a life-controlling addiction, please call Mimi at 602-688-6219 for an initial screening. You can also download the in-take application on the right side of this page for more information on the program.
A Place to Begin Again – the Changing Lives Center was dedicated May 11, 2011 with an official opening date of July 18, 2011 – View our photo gallery