Non-Profit Corner

Featuring local organizations that give back to the community.
The Real Face of Homelessness in Prescott

The Real Face of Homelessness in Prescott

Around the Prescott area, people may occasionally see homeless people publicly asking for help. What most people probably don’t see: the 110 students in the Prescott area schools who are considered homeless; the little boy who shows up to school every day with disheveled clothing from sleeping in a tent in the forest; the young mother who lives in her car with her children, and gets ready for work each day in a public restroom.

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‘A Life’s Work’

‘A Life’s Work’

When Becky Ruffner founded Prevent Child Abuse Arizona in 1989, she was a young mother determined to improve the chances for a healthy trajectory for families. She spent 30 years at the helm of the organization, fostering a movement. At the time, the movement was in its infancy.

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