We are thrilled to be working with our two interns, Bryan and Robert, from Brophy College Preparatory! They are part of the Romero program and are working in our Employment Without Barriers program. Brophy partners with Phoenix organizations who work
Did You Know?
According to Census population estimates, from 2020 to 2021 Maricopa County grew by 58,246 people. (U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates). Additionally, between 2018 and 2022, unsheltered homelessness in Maricopa County increased by 92 percent. Further, the Point-in-Time Homeless Count increased
Meet Cianni. Cianni Walker is the type of individual who can instantly light up a room. When he moved to Phoenix, he left a toxic environment behind him, but soon found himself unhoused and struggling to land on his feet.
Compassion Is Always In Fashion At St. Joseph the Worker
It’s no secret the world – now more than ever – could use more compassion. And, in the spirit of National Compassionate Leadership Week this week, I’d like to pay homage to our staff at St. Joseph the Worker. I’m
Honoring A 105-Year-Old Retired Phoenix Firefighter
At St. Joseph the Worker, we are accustomed to inspirational stories of resilience, perseverance and community leadership. We appreciate these stories and their value, especially when they are employment related, even when they originate outside our organization’s walls. I sit
I’m Good With Saying It: Group Therapy Made Me A Better Leader
Someone recently asked me if I believe I am a good communicator. I responded, “Yes.” He asked me, “Why?” I then shared a story that isn’t a secret, but I seldom share publicly. I was in group therapy for 20
Meet Jeremy – He Rang the SJW Success Bell!
Jeremy has faced homelessness off and on for his whole life and moved to Arizona to better himself and get away from the situations and people holding him down. Jeremy was living in and out of shelters, always working but
The Unique Place For Both Baseball and Nonprofits In American Culture
I love baseball. It brings me back to childhood when I hustled hard for Mets tickets. In fact, the game’s impact on me goes beyond generations. Baseball allowed me to bond with both my grandfather and then later my twin
Thirst Aid – It’s Hot Out Here!
Thirst Aid is Valley-wide water and heat relief resource drive to benefit individuals experiencing homelessness and crisis in downtown Phoenix. These individuals are extremely vulnerable to the sweltering heat of the summer, many of whom have no daytime shelter in