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Basic Info

Welcome to the Phoenix, AZ Program of StandUp For Kids

StandUp For Kids - Phoenix Metro is one of the oldest and most established SUFK programs in the nation. The Phoenix Metro program has been active since 1992. Our two main programs, Street Outreach and our Youth Center, help about 100 youth per week across the Phoenix Metropolitan and Tempe areas.

These programs help homeless youth with what most of us take for granted; a hot meal, a hot shower, and laundry services for clean clothes. We strive to create a family environment and stress tolerance and acceptance. Our goal is to connect the community in an effort to help homeless youth become successful adults.   

Services provided

Street Outreach - Our street outreach teams walk the streets and visit shelters week after week looking for homeless youth in need of help and guidance.  Youth are provided with basic necessities such as food, water, clothing and hygiene. Volunteers work to gain the youth's trust and invite the youth to the Our House Youth Center.

Our House Youth Center (OHYC) - The center was established to provide a safe environment for homeless youth.

The Our House Youth Center is a drop-in center where the youth can get a hot meal, take a shower, wash clothes, use the computer, or participate in many of our scheduled activities. Youth can participate in GED tutoring, take specialized skill training classes, build resumes & cover letters, and participate in our support groups.

With more resources and volunteers, we hope to expand the hours of operation of the youth center and to incorporate more programs to help the youth become confident, successful adults.  

Community Outreach - This is where small groups made up of both volunteers and youth reach out to the community to raise awareness, as well as to inform businesses, schools, groups, and clubs about ways they can get involved and help in our mission to end the cycle of youth homelessness.

To join the StandUp For Kids - Phoenix team, just go to the following link to sign up:

If you’ve already filled out a volunteer application and want to get involved, please email our program at the email address at the bottom of the page and we’ll get back to you.

Thank you for your interest in helping the homeless and street kids, and at risk youth in our community.

If you’d like to make a contribution to help us start a program here, please click on the donate button at the top of this page.

Upcoming Events

New Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, Feburary 1st
Saturday, March 1st
Saturday, April 5th
Saturday, May 3rd
Saturday, June 7th
Saturday, July 5th
Saturday, August 2nd
Saturday, September 6th
Saturday, October 4th
Saturday, November 1st
Saturday, December 6th

Time: 11am
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Contact Us

To join the StandUp For Kids - Phoenix team, just go to the following link to sign up:

Please contact us via the email addresses below if you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved. Whatever your skills and talents are, we will find a way for you to help!

General Email:

Co-Executive Director
Dean P.

Co-Executive Director
Anna D. -

Outreach Center Adminstrator
Krista C. -

Director of Volunteers
Megan L. - Email



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