A New Leaf

A New Leaf has been Helping Families ...Changing Lives valley-wide for more than 40 years through homeless and domestic violence shelters and services, youth residential programs, foster care programs, behavioral health services and affordable housing communities.

With more than 350 employees, a financially supportive Foundation and the benefit of 5,000 volunteers annually, A New Leaf served more than 19,000 children and adults last year alone.

Agency Fact Sheet


A New Leaf began as a result of community efforts to address the escalating drug concerns in public schools. In 1971, Dorothy B. Mitchell and Larry Simmons formulated a service organization based on the PREvention and reHABilitation of troubled youth. PREHAB of Mesa, was established as a nonprofit 501(c)3 in April, later changing its name to A New Leaf. The rest is history.

Mission Statement

Helping Families… Changing Lives.


A New Leaf is a catalyst to self-knowledge and change. Our philosophy is to carry out our work with compassion, sincerity and clarity of purpose.

Value Statement

A New Leaf Board and staff value quality services, diversity, personal development, an open and respectful environment and the enrichment of our community.

A Message from the President/CEO

How precarious our personal lives can be amidst the current affairs of our communities and the world. It is  times like this that we, as a human service agency, are even more obliged to look to the future of our communities.

No matter what the circumstances may be, we must be prepared to assist
homeless and domestic violence victims, troubled youth and those less privileged. At A New Leaf, we take our obligation to heart.

I invite you to become involved by learning more and by choosing an opportunity to help. Volunteer with the children and families, donate basic needs items, host a fundraising event or sign up to make a monthly financial gift. The impact you make will be felt by many. With your assistance, we continue to help others turn over a new leaf.

With sincere gratitude,

Michael T. Hughes

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