A New Leaf

A New leaf has been helping families ...changing lives for nearly 40 years with over 25 programs Valley wide including homeless and domestic violence shelters, youth and community programs.

With more than 300 employees, a financially supportive Foundation and the benefit of over 15,000 volunteer hours a year, A New Leaf provides services to nearly 20,000 individuals annually.


A New Leaf began as a result of community efforts to address the escalating drug problems 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 are right now amidst the current goings on of our economy. It is in times like this that we as an agency are even more obliged to look to the future of our community.

No matter what the circumstances may be, we must be prepared to provide for homeless and domestic violence victims, troubled youth and the communities less privileged under any financial or worldly occurrences. We take our obligation to heart.

I invite you to become involved by learning more and by choosing an opportunity or commitment from our Giving Tree. Volunteer with the children and families, donate a basic needs item, host a fundraising event or sign up to make a monthly financial gift. With your assistance, we will continue to help others turn over a new leaf.

With sincere gratitude,

Michael T. Hughes

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