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City of Phoenix Welcomes New Human Services Department Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3083Human Services4/29/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3083/HSD-Director-Newsroom.jpgCity of Phoenix Welcomes New Human Services Department Director<div class="ExternalClassF59C94650F81489EB8C2CF638617BD0D"><html> <div> ​Following a national recruitment process, the City of Phoenix is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Edwards as the new Human Services Department Director. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Edwards is a dedicated and hands-on public sector leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the City. She has spent the last 14 years with Maricopa County, serving in various positions within the Human Services Department, most recently as the Director.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> "I am honored to have been chosen to lead the City of Phoenix Human Services Department," said Edwards. "I am eager to work with our dedicated team to continue providing essential services to those who need it most in our community." </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Throughout her career, Edwards has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the lives and well-being of individuals and families within the community. She is known for her client-centered approach and data-driven decision-making, always striving to make fiscally-responsible choices that benefit those in need.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> During her tenure with the Maricopa County Human Services Department, Edwards operationalized significant projects working with both governmental and community partners. She implemented a department-wide client application and case management system and received national recognition for the department’s “2Gen” work, which blends a multitude of services and funding streams to meet the comprehensive social service needs of families. In addition, she was responsible for leading the County’s social service response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the distribution of $200 million in rental assistance, creation of $130 million in affordable housing strategies, and the U.S. Department of Treasury recognized Apprenticeship Expansion program.  </div><div><br></div> <div> Edwards holds an undergraduate degree in political science and history from John Carroll University and a master's degree in public policy and management from Ohio State University. </div><div><br></div> <div> Interim Human Services Department Director, Nichole Ayoola, who was appointed following the retirement of former Director Marchelle Franklin in December 2023, will resume her leadership role as Assistant Director for the department. ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
​City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming” and “Blaming”https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3079Human Services4/19/2024 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3079/library.jpg​City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming” and “Blaming”<div class="ExternalClass42B88EECDE6A4A67B3CBCE0CA2D77D7B"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives team invites you to visit a powerful exhibit to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of April's “Let's Talk Teal Campaign." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the city provides resources and awareness events all month.</p> <p>The exhibit titled “What were you wearing?" draws attention to the “rape culture," where questions and statements like these are common, and put the blame on the victim. Victim shaming and blaming discourages victims from coming forward to report the crime and seek help. The display features the stories of several survivors and a representation of the clothes they were wearing when they were assaulted. </p> <p>The exhibit is on display at Burton Barr Library on the 2nd floor through April 24th.</p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives</a> section collaborates with community partners to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, unhealthy youth relationships, human trafficking, and to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We achieve this mission through prevention, training, community awareness, and enhancing services for the overall well-being of those we serve.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2977Human Services1/10/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2977/city hall.jpgJanuary is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month<div class="ExternalClassB847BE3FC97B4513A21A8209335F5465"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix invites you to help raise awareness about Human Trafficking this month and all year. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. More than 27.6 million adults and children are subject to human trafficking around the world.  </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">In 2013, the Mayor's Human Trafficking Task Force, chaired by Councilman Jim Waring adopted a plan called “The Compass" to eliminate human trafficking.</span></p> <p>The plan focuses on four areas:</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Law enforcement</li><li>Victim's Services</li><li>Training </li><li>Awareness and Outreach</li></ul> <p>The City's awareness efforts are headed by the Strategic Initiatives team. You can follow them on social media on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives">Facebook</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=/PHXInitiatives">X/Twitter</a> for information and resources all month. To learn more, go to the <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives webpage</a>.</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/WspexHS4JxA">This PSA produced by PHXTV</a> highlights two human trafficking survivors on their plight of getting out of today's modern slavery. </p> <p>To report suspected human trafficking contact the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-877-4AZ-TIPS. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
City of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2877Human Services10/2/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2877/Newsroom_StrategicInitiatives_003 (749 x 421 px).pngCity of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign <div class="ExternalClass88F3ABEC489041F29F1E5224240734A2"><html>​The City of Phoenix is proud to announce the 11th annual Paint Phoenix Purple campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide education and resources for victims. Domestic violence is a serious, widespread, and dangerous health and safety challenge in our community. By raising awareness about this issue, we can help victims get the support they need and prevent future cases from occurring.<br><br>Paint Phoenix Purple is a local campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. The City has partnered with these groups to provide educational resources, activities, and support services for victims including workshops on recognizing signs of abuse, support groups for survivors, and community events.<br><br><strong>Show your Support! Wear purple on Thursday, October 19. </strong><br>Each year, the <a href="https://ncadv.org/" target="_blank">National Coalition Against Domestic Violence</a> chooses a day to wear purple, the color affiliated with ending domestic violence. Wear purple on October 19 and post a photo using #PaintPHXPurple.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is encouraging all residents to join in the effort by wearing purple and participating in local events throughout October. Together, we can send a strong message there is no place for domestic violence in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces. <br><br>For more information about Paint Phoenix Purple or how you can get involved, please visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">our website</a>. <br><br>Follow the City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/PHXInitiatives" target="_blank">Twitter</a> (X) for resources, stories and more throughout the month.<br><br><strong>Paint Phoenix Purple History:</strong><br>In December of 2012, the Mayor and City Council endorsed the goal to end domestic violence in Phoenix. In April 2013, that plan was approved. Learn more about the campaign and the accomplishments of the City of Phoenix <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">here​</a>.<br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" alt="" src="/humanservicessite/MediaAssets/Domestic%20Violence%20Resources%20-%20resized.png" /><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
Phoenix Awarded $10 Million to Expand Tree Planting Efforts https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2861Human Services9/14/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2861/Photo_HeatReadyPHX_NSD_Community-Tree-Workshop__017.jpgPhoenix Awarded $10 Million to Expand Tree Planting Efforts <div class="ExternalClass7EA4A5424542490F9F987F4904308663"><html> <p>​​​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">On Thursday, Sept. 14, </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">the United States</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Forest Service announced that </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">t</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">he City of Phoenix </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">was</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">awarded </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">a </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">$10 million </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">grant </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">to </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">support tree planting efforts in heat-vulnerable areas.</span></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> "This significant award is more than just money for tree planting -- it's an acceleration toward a cleaner, cooler, more equitable Phoenix. Expanding our shade canopy has long been one of my priorities, and as we work overtime to combat the impacts of climate change and make our city more resilient to extreme heat, this funding has the potential to multiply our impact. I am excited for Phoenix families to reap the benefits of additional shade, lower energy bills, the creation of green jobs, and cleaner air,</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">" Mayor Gallego said.</span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"></span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Fu</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">nding will go towards tree planting and maintenance, workforce development,</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">community </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">restoration and resilience a</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">s well as </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">mitigating extreme heat</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">.</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">The $10 million will add to the City’s $4 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding that was approved by City </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Council in 2022</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> for urban forestry</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">. </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"><br></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">“</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">E</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">veryone deserves to have adequate tree coverage and receiving this funding allows us to expand our current tree planting efforts in the hottest parts of </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Phoenix</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">,” said </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">City of Phoenix</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> Urban Tree Program Manager Lora Martens. “</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Planting more trees allows us to mitigate heat, conserve energy and provide more shade for our residents</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">.”</span></span><span 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style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Currently, the City’s Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is using ARPA funding to </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">improv</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">e tree equity through two grant programs designed for Phoenix residents and schools</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> in </span></span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 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The </span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Community Canopy</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> grant program is designed to offer trees for individuals and neighborhoods and the </span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Canopy for Kids</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> grant program focuses on providing trees to public schools, nonprofit schools, and 501(c)(3) organizations that serve youth.</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"><br></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Q</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">ualifying residents and schools can apply for current grant programs at </span></span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/heat" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Phoenix.gov/heat</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">. Stay tuned for more details on how Phoenix will expand its</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> tree planting efforts.</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"></span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> ​</span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
Human Services Department Announces Diaper Bank Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2850Human Services8/30/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/kRvOQrDU2rs?si=SxJO3QoY-1XiAz-uHuman Services Department Announces Diaper Bank Program<div class="ExternalClassDF0624BB30C446DE9D3C9AE5B44E586D"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Human Services Department is excited to announce the Diaper Bank Program! In partnership with the Human Services Department's Family Services Centers, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and statewide community action association, Wildfire, the City of Phoenix will distribute 869,720 diapers to low-income families over the next two years. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideohuman-servicesHS
Phoenix Celebrates “Stay Cool Summer” Art Contest Winners https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2780Human Services6/13/2023 7:00:00 AM https://youtu.be/gU30flN3clcPhoenix Celebrates “Stay Cool Summer” Art Contest Winners <div class="ExternalClassD9F724931D3F4BDBB012119A9DD27A57"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">P</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">hoenix kids are heat ready this summer! The Office of Heat Response and Mitigation and Phoenix Public Library teamed up to host a “Stay Cool Summer" art contest. Contestants were tasked with designing a bookmark representing what a “Stay Cool Summer" looks like to them while promoting heat safety messaging.</span></p> <p>After reviewing all the art submissions, three winners were selected by a panel of judges including Mayor Kate Gallego, Office of Heat Response and Mitigation Director Dr. David Hondula and City Librarian Rita Hamilton. </p> <p>Nina Patel, age 14, Sophia Crespo, age 10, and Elise Ramos, age 11, were this year's art contest winners and were celebrated at Burton Barr Central Library during an award event. Each art piece focused on various elements of heat safety messaging including hydration, the importance of sunscreen, and water safety. </p> <p>Winners received swag from the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation including an activity book, a reusable water bottle, and a pencil for future art projects. In addition, the designs were turned into official bookmarks, which are available at all 17 Phoenix Public Library locations and posters that will be displayed in Phoenix City Hall for a week.  ​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideohuman-servicesHS
City of Phoenix Invests $8 Million to Expand Family Shelter Solutions https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2570Human Services11/17/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2570/Newsroom_HumanServices_005.jpgCity of Phoenix Invests $8 Million to Expand Family Shelter Solutions <div class="ExternalClass0510889B7507460E9CB76E36295F9C9B"><html> <p>​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">​The City of Phoenix is investing $8 million to help add more safe, indoor spaces for families experiencing homelessness. On Wednesday, the City Council approved two contracts with the Salvation Army and UMOM New Day Center, which will help more than 250 additional vulnerable families each year. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“The need for additional family shelter is urgent,” said Rachel Milne, Director of the Office of Homeless Solutions. “Right now, a family who is experiencing homelessness typically waits 10 to 11 weeks before they can get into a shelter. These projects are crucial so that the families aren’t forced to wait any longer to get a roof over their heads.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City is investing $6 million to add an additional family shelter building to the Salvation Army campus at 2707 E. Van Buren St. The new building will add 12 family units with beds for as many as 60 people. The expansion will increase the number of families the shelter can serve at one time from 24 to 36. It is expected that the additional rooms will serve more than 170 families each year, including more than 260 children. The Salvation Army Family Shelter currently provides housing, meals, case management, life skills classes, and occupational and crisis counseling to families for up to four months.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City also allocated $2 million to create an additional 20 family shelter units at the UMOM New Day Centers campus at </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">3333 E Van Buren St. The funding will cover the remodeling and repurposing of an existing building on the campus which can serve an additional 80 families each year. Families typically stay in the shelter program for about 3 months. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Funding for the expansion of both Family Emergency Shelter Services is available from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and Community Development Block Grant coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CDBG-CV) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).</span> </p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS

 

 

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