About Care was founded in 2006 and empowers independent living by utilizing trained volunteers to help the homebound elderly and disabled in Chandler and Gilbert. We help our neighbors meet their basic needs; remain independent in their homes with self-respect and dignity. About Care provides volunteer opportunities for our community to help our neighbors. Our services include: transportation, case management, respite, friendly visits, minor home repairs, shopping and errands and reassurance phone calls.
American Service Animal Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling disabled veterans to live a more productive life through the use of service animals. We offer LIFETIME support and service dog training for approximately 100 Arizona veterans each year – at no cost to the veteran.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Angel Army Ministries works with students ranging from 6th grade thru High School. Students are offered an outlet where they can grow musically, work on their stage presence, public speaking skills and build leadership qualities that they will be able to utilize in all stages of life.
We also partner with multiple public schools in the Chandler area supporting music programs and helping to eliminate lunch debts for students and their families.
Assistance League of East Valley® is celebrating 25 years of putting caring and commitment to our community into action through our philanthropic programs. Our signature program, Operation School Bell®, provided new school clothing to more than 10,000 area children last year. Our other programs assist underserved families and children in East Valley, as well as homeless teens, victims of assault or trauma, and the elderly. Our thrift shop at 2326 N. Alma School, Chandler, provides key funding for these efforts.
Candelen joins with families, communities and systems to illuminate the inherent potential of children to shine their brightest. Our early childhood experts offer educational programs, supportive services and helpful tools for parents, caregivers, decision makers and educators to collectively and holistically advance our mission. Our perpetual focus on innovation, iteration and collaboration models the responsive agility we press for in the communities we serve to meet children and families where they are with what they need to thrive.
AZCEND's mission is to change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. AZCEND provides for the basic and emergency needs of individuals and families through a number of programs. At AZCEND residents are able to access emergency and supplemental food through the Chandler Food Bank; emergency rent and utility assistance, financial literacy training and VITA tax assistance, and case management through the Community Action Programs (CAP); and home delivered and congregate meals through the Senior Nutrition Program. The Family Resource Center offers educational programs (early childhood literacy, parenting and ESL classes, and school supplies), health/wellness services (enrollment of public benefits, wellness checks, HIV/STD testing, access to children’s fluoride treatments), and family play groups, holiday toy drives, and volunteer opportunities. AZCEND offers the convenience of a one-stop environment to address a myriad of individual and family basic needs.
For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in Maricopa County and Pinal County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Please consider being a volunteer mentor or making a gift to help children in our community who need and deserve mentors build self-confidence and realize their potential.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley's Compadre Branch - Chandler has been serving the City of Chandler and surrounding East Valley communities since 1985. At the Chandler - Compadre Branch, we offer a wide variety of age appropriate activities and program to meet the needs of youth ages 5-18. Our five core ares of youth development are Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, Sports & Recreation, and The Arts.
My Sisters' Place, a 30-bed facility, offers a safe, home-like place to stay and heal. It operates 24 hours per day and is staffed 24 hours per day. The shelter opened in 1985 to address the unmet need for safe, stable housing for survivors of domestic violence in Maricopa County. Located in Chandler, it is one of only two domestic violence shelters in the East Valley. My Sisters’ Place is unique because it never places children in rooms with non-family members. The staff is culturally sensitive and trained in various languages, so they can effectively serve participants from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The shelter provides services primarily to women and children, although men are welcome.
Established in 1995, the Chandler CARE Center is a school-based family resource center providing access to medical, dental, counseling, and social services. Most services are free of charge to families thanks to the many funders, professionals, and service organizations contributing financially and volunteering their services.
Clothes Cabin is a nonprofit organization that provides free clothing to people in need. Our mission is that no person or family within our service area lacks the clothing they need to secure employment, maintain a healthy and hygienic life, and be socially accepted. We also have mail, laundry, and storage services for homeless individuals. We are open for client services on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-3pm, and Thursday from 6pm-8pm. The only required document upon registration is a valid photo I.D.
The Chandler Cultural Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation established in 1989 to program and raise funds for the Center’s artistic and outreach programs. Ticket sales and other earned income cover only part of the Center’s programming expenses, which means that the Chandler Cultural Foundation’s fundraising efforts play a vital role in delivering quality arts programs at an affordable cost to the public.
The mission of the Chandler Education Foundation is to provide community support for excellence in education and promote lifelong learning and responsible citizenship for Chandler Unified School District students. The Chandler Education Foundation is the premier educational partner to the Chandler Unified School District and is committed to raising significant funds to support excellence in education, community service and life-long learning.
Chandler Gilbert Arc is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing teaching and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First conceived in 1975 as “Chandler Arc”, by a group of parents who wanted to provide life options for their (8) adult children with disabilities, CGArc now proudly serves over 500 individuals per year with specialized community-based employment, housing, and adult day programs. Our mission is to facilitate growth for people with disabilities through choice, experience, guidance, and respect.
The mission of the Chandler Men of Action is to create an environment of hope and opportunity for African-American youth. The hope is to develop positive self-esteem and clarify their values on which to build a successful life. Recognizing these strengths will help these young men into the "Right of Passage" of becoming strong influential African-American Men: as to build upon strong traditions to increase knowledge, pride, spirit, and character.
Our mission is to provide Arizona’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families. Services include an Emergency Children’s Shelter facility for children up to age 10 who have had to be removed from their homes due to family hardships, abuse or neglect. Child Crisis Arizona also licenses and certifies foster and adoptive families. We support these families through education and training, child-family matching services and post-placement support.
Chrysalis operates a residential crisis shelter. The shelter can house up to 50 adults and children at once. During their stay (up to 120 days), residents can have access to individual and group counseling and case management. Assistance with job development, housing and financial referrals, medical services, parenting information, etc., is provided based on the needs of the individual. Counseling can also be provided to children living in the shelter.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for children who demonstrate a desire to explore and experience the musical arts. We do this by providing dearly needed instruments, music lessons, mentoring, programming and performance opportunities.
The Dignity Health Foundation East Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was started as the foundation for Chandler Regional Medical Center (formerly Chandler Regional Hospital) in 1985 so that individuals could participate in the hospital’s mission of improving the health of the community. With the addition of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, the foundation changed its name from Chandler Regional Hospital Foundation to Dignity Health Foundation East Valley to better represent its expanded responsibility to serve both facilities and the communities of the Southeast Valley. The foundation was established to provide financial support for capital projects, equipment, new medical technologies, improved patient services and medical education, enhanced research, as well as programs and services for children, women, and senior citizens, and the care of uninsured or under-insured families at our community.
The mission of Dsquared Homes for the Homeless is the prevention of homelessness for the Serious Mentally Ill by filling in the gap where there is a lack of resources to help them stay afloat during a time when they have suffered a setback. We also advocate for a future where homeless individuals are loved and cared for, while at the same time expected to work towards self-sustaining futures. Tangible help is provided by our teen outreach program, which seeks sponsorships for our Dignity Bags, which supports our value to instill a sense of philanthropy into students and surrounding communities.
The East Valley JCC provides the local community with a meeting place where all may belong. In order to meet the educational, social, recreational & cultural needs of its family & individual members, the JCC offers high quality programs, activities, services & community outreach events that appeal to all ages.
Fans Across America Charitable Foundation is a volunteer driven Chandler, Arizona based non-profit organization that assists in providing daily living necessities for homeless students, families in transition and victims of domestic violence.
Free Arts uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resiliency and learn to trust and heal. All of the children in Free Arts programs have experienced combinations of family trauma, homelessness, and violence. To begin to heal, they need services including mentoring, a caring community, and an opportunity to learn new skills and express themselves.
Friends of the Chandler Public Library is an organization of dedicated library advocates who cooperatively support and sponsor many of the Library’s programs, services and events. They help increase the Library’s visibility and viability with public awareness and with contributions from special events, book sales, membership recruitment and other fundraising activities.
ICAN serves at-risk youth in the downtown Chandler area with free after-school programming that empowers youth to be productive, self-confident and responsible members of our community. ICAN offers free transportation from area schools. ICAN's programming also includes parenting resources and the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Youth. ICAN is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation and was recently named “Outstanding After School Program” by the Arizona Center for After School Excellence.
Matthew's Crossing Food Bank provides emergency food assistance for individuals and families in need in the East Valley. We provide food once each month to anyone who registers and shows a picture ID. The emergency food boxes provide 3-5 days worth of food. Each month we feed more than 3,500 people. Most of our clients are working families. They are employed full-time or part-time, and yet still are in need of supplemental food. We also serve people between jobs, those on fixed incomes, seniors, people with disabilities, and homeless clients.
For the last 60 years, Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) has been empowering the futures of millions of Arizona students by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices. Delivered by 9,500 business and community volunteer mentors, our hands-on, age-appropriate programs focus on three key areas: financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.
We are Midwest Food Bank. And ours is a vibrant mission. Deliver relief & hope. Fight Hunger and Feed Hope. Gather and distribute. Bridge the gap. Make a difference in our communities. Create volunteer opportunities. This is our roadmap to “Sharing the Blessings.” Our roadmap to alleviate food insecurity and provide relief in the midst of disaster.
We believe that outreach happens most effectively in community. Every person deserves to be empowered have an equal opportunity and sustain a reasonable quality of life. We work with individuals, families and communities to support them in meeting their needs, ending suppression, resolving their issues, and building an empathetic culture. We never ignore any demographic issue or essential. Our goal is to create solutions and bring hope. We build relationships and work together with all to obtain and sustain peace. We seek out people that want to become advocates for their neighbors and will put to action grassroots efforts that benefit society as a whole.
“To make an investment in love in kindness through empathetic actions bringing hope, dignity and an end to the culture of poverty.”
Mission of Mercy (MOM) mobile clinic “brings the doctor to the people,” providing no-cost primary care, prescription medications and health and wellness education at seven locations in Chandler, Mesa, Central, South and South-Central Phoenix, Maryvale and Avondale. For the past 20 years, our clinics have provided free access to health care for the uninsured through a volunteer-driven and efficient mobile health care model. MOM provides healing through Love and the restoration of dignity to all patients entrusted to our care.
Neighbors Who Care (NWC) assists the home-bound, disabled, and/or frail elderly in Sun Lakes and south Chandler. We fulfill our mission by providing an array of non-medical assistive services to our clients who are typically homebound due to chronic or severe illness, physical limitations, or recovering from hospitalization. Many are full-time caregivers for a loved one.
At notMYkid, we prepare kids to face everyday challenges with courage and confidence. Through our unique education models of peer-to-peer education, we address the life-changing issues of substance abuse, bullying, unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, depression/self-injury, and internet safety. With prevention at the forefront of all programming—rather than intervention— our mission is to reach young people who fight internal battles about what is right and wrong and to provide them with the knowledge and resources that empower them to make positive choices in difficult situations.
RAD is a Chandler Arizona based non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by parents of individuals with disabilities and other concerned citizens. RAD is dedicated to assisting any person who has a disability and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities. For individuals with disabilities, the City of Chandler offers a year-round schedule of sports, fitness and social activities. RAD raises funds to pay the costs for registration fees, equipment, and transportation associated with the city's therapeutic program. This includes bowling, softball, golf, track, tennis, other therapeutic sports, and social events such as dances, pool parties and special movie nights at local theaters.
Resurrection Street Ministry began as a street outreach ministry in 1984, added a group home in 1996 and incorporated under the name Resurrection Street Ministry in 2002. Our mission is to create programs that assist Arizonans in need. Through our programs thousands of people are provided for each month! Our programs include transportation to all veterans, nutritional food boxes, and thrift store.
The Salvation Army mission statement is The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. It's message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We have on location food, utility and rental assistance as well as an after-school program to help the children in our community flourish to become productive adults. We offer a number of life skill and skill building Programs for men, woman and children.
For the past 70 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has worked to feed, clothe, house, and heal individuals and families in our community in need of assistance. With the support , labor, and love of committed donors and volunteers, the Society impacts thousands of lives every year through service in person-to-person relationships with our neighbors, valuing who they are as we respond to what they need. Within the Chander community, we operate a food bank; assist families in need with medicine costs, utilities, rent, and many more concerns which occur.I t is our goal for each of our clients to stop poverty through systemic change, locate the cause of problems and remove it.
United Food Bank (UFB) incorporated in 1983, as a community response to hunger by several East Valley municipalities and United Ways. UFB now serves as a Regional Food Distribution Center and primary source of Emergency and Supplemental Food for 203 Community Partners and 284 Hunger Relief Programs in Eastern Maricopa County, Gila and Pinal County and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties.