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A New Leaf: Telling Untold Stories, James

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James Roche A New Leaf ASU MCAN Scholarship

A New Leaf provides shelters and services to our communities’ homeless and domestic violence victims; behavioral health programs for low-income children and community programs including foster care services and MesaCAN (Community Action Network). MesaCAN...


AZ Giving: Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s MASH Unit

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s MASH Unit is an animal shelter in the least likely place one might expect—a high-rise building in Downtown Phoenix.

A converted jail, complete with cells and the absence of windows, the MASH Unit has been up and running as a no-kill animal shelter since around 2001. Created as a haven for animals saved from neglectful and abusive homes and criminal cases, the MASH unit has a revolving number of dogs and cats that can range from 20 to 150 or more (in the case of the recent pug puppy mill bust in Tonopah, Arizona, as detailed in various news...


Excess Food at 2016 WMPO Will Feed Local Hungry

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Slide 2 WMPO FoodRain at the Waste Management Phoenix Open doesn’t have to be buzzkill this year, thanks to a partnership between the Scottsdale-based M Catering and local nonprofit, Waste Not.

When the weather at last year’s WMPO took a turn for the worst and ladies were swapping out strappy heels for rubber rain boots, or avoiding the event all together, what they didn’t realize was the decrease in attendance directly led to 30,000 pounds of delicious food being donated...


A New Leaf: Telling Untold Stories, Sarah

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A New Leaf Sarah and sons

A Mother's Worst Nightmare

Sarah is a survivor, and she has faced life's obstacles and overcome them with determination. But nothing prepared her for her biggest obstacle: facing physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband.

Like any predator, Sarah's ex-husband fought to control his victim, isolating her from her family and friends, demanding to look at her cell phone at all times, and, worse, punching and hitting her to beat her into submission.

Through all this, Sarah was most fearful of what he might do to her children. He was constantly...


House, Sweet House: Ryan House

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Tears flow freely from the eyes of a young couple holding their newborn while sitting in the color- filled kitchen with hand-drawn pictures covering the walls. But the emotions weren’t filled with sadness; they were tears of hope.

Sitting in Ryan House didn’t feel institutionalized, they said, but in every aspect it reflected and acted as a home for not only their daughter but their entire family during this time of need. The respite and...

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