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After 30 years of service to the East Valley, we have collected a number of success stories from among our former client families. Their hard work inspires us! Perhaps it will inspire you, too.

Sara’s Story

Sara had a great summer this year. She attended a day camp style summer program right in her neighborhood, made two new friends her same age, went to the water park, saw a play in a real theater for the first time, and learned how to make chocolate chip cookies. In her words, this was her best summer ever. Read more…

Kyle and John’s Story

Kyle and his dad, John, have been on their own since Kyle was six months old. It hasn’t been easy, but they’ve been able to get by these past seven years. When the company John had worked for since high school closed last year, things fell apart. John and Kyle found themselves out on the streets and eventually, in a shelter. When the two came to Save the Family last fall, John had already applied for nine jobs and hadn’t gotten a single interview. Read more…

Maria’s Story

For the past few years, Maria has had to work two jobs in order to make ends meet. After her husband Jorje died in a car accident four years ago, things fell apart. Maria had dropped out of college when she and Jorje found out they were expecting their first child. She hadn’t held a job outside the home for eleven years before her husband’s death. Jorje’s job in construction had always been enough to get them by, and her staying home with the kids meant they didn’t have to pay for childcare. All that changed when Jorje died. Read more…

Nancy and Aamoria’s Story

Nancy and her 9 year old daughter Aamoria came to Save the Family after sleeping in an emergency shelter for four months. When she entered our program, Nancy was pregnant with her second child. Nine year old Aamoria participated in our Youth Enrichment & Achievement (YEA!) Program and attended school while her mom found employment and attended parenting and budgeting classes. A few months later, Nancy and Aamoria welcomed their new family addition. It was a little brother for Aamoria. Over the months that passed, while her mom continued to work, save, and learn new skills, Aamoria was excelling in school and bonding with her baby brother. Read more…