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Starr’s Story

Starr was in her mid-sixties when she became homeless, and it came as a shock. Bouncing from shelter to shelter, Starr tried to get back on her feet, but the constant moving and uncertainty made finding a job hard. The longer she was on the streets, the harder it was to find a place to live and work.

50th Anniversary Gala

A New Leaf celebrates 50 years of “Helping Families, Changing Lives” in the Greater Phoenix community, serving 30,000 people annually.

Janis Merrill Dedication Ceremony

Janis Merrill's Commitment to EducationThe Janis Merrill Education Center was dedicated on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, in honor of Janis Merrill, a community leader, volunteer, and philanthropist who has played a significant role in the history of A New...

Homelessness Awareness Month

November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and thanks to generous donors, A New Leaf is able to help families experiencing homelessness find a home. But, there is so much more to do.

Mark’s Story

Mark came to Arizona at the age of 46, searching for a good job. But when he struggled to find work, Mark found himself on the streets with nowhere to go. While living on the streets, Mark met Lisa, a community advocate connecting those in need to resources like A New Leaf.

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