The organizations below provide services to groups with unique needs. Services provided include:
- Literacy skills
- Job skills
- Housing assistance
- Life skills
Phoenix Indian Center-Native American Programs
The Phoenix Indian Center, through its Native Workforce Services, provides employment and training activities to Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians with the following priorities:
- to develop the academic, occupational and literacy skills of Native individuals;
- to make these individuals more competitive in the workforce; and
- to promote the economic and social development of Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities in accordance with the goals and values of those communities.
City of Phoenix Housing Department
The Housing Department provides and promotes diversified living environments and services for low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities by operating and leasing assisted and affordable housing.
City of Phoenix Human Services Department
The Human Services Department provides a comprehensive array of services to help people achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. Services and programs reach a diverse population of Phoenix residents from preschool children participating in Head Start programs to older adults attending senior center activities. This also includes programs that provide a safety net of services to the community, working to prevent homelessness, maintain independent living, secure employment opportunities and keep at-risk youth in school. Community Services, a division of Human Services, operates programs to meet the emergency, short-term and long-term needs of eligible low-income residents.
The Youthbuild Program is a nationally recognized comprehensive community development program whose primary objective is to construct or rehabilitate homes for low-income or homeless families. Youthbuild Phoenix is a full-time construction and education training program that targets high school dropouts and unemployed youth. The program offers leadership development, GED preparation, alternative school opportunities, occupational skills training and apprenticeships, peer support groups, life planning assistance, job development and placement assistance. Download a PDF brochure about Youthbuild.