As a single mom to two sons with autism, Lisa Masters was concerned for her children as they approached adulthood and she learned of the gap in support services available to them. In 2021, Masters took matters into her own hands by founding Autism Life & Living, which aims to empower young adults with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Tag: phoenix nonprofits
Nonprofit of the Month: Mercy C.A.R.E.S.
Everyone deserves access to health care. Since 1985, Phoenix-based Mercy Care has worked to provide that access.
Nonprofit of the Month: Ryan House
Tracy Leonard-Warner, executive director of Ryan House, discusses the variety of ways the Valley can contribute to this wonderful cause as well as its Community Breakfast, taking place March 31.
Fabulous People: Jennifer Villalobos
In honor of Women in Construction Week, meet Jennifer Villalobos, the VP of Business Development at Sharp Construction, a women-owned general contractor in Phoenix. Villalobos is also the co-founder of Girls Can Build.
Nonprofit of the Month: The CARE Organization
Roni Warda, COO of The CARE Organization, discusses the success of the nonprofit’s first gala event and how readers can take action.
Nonprofit of the Month: 100 Black Men of Phoenix
A beacon of leadership, 100 Black Men of Phoenix provides programs to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all people of color, serving more than 100 youth per month since 1994.
Nonprofit of the Month: Esperança
Since 1970, Esperança has aided more than 50,000 families across the globe each year–including here in Phoenix–by providing social, mental and physical health services in under-resourced communities. Here, Jeri Royce, president and CEO of Esperança, discusses its new community garden and news of its upcoming Night with Esperança event.
Nonprofit of the Month: notMYkid
Today, notMYkid aims to inspire youth to grow, thrive and reach their full potential via a full continuum of mental and behavioral health and wellness programs. Here, Shane Watson, public information officer, discusses how the pandemic has affected notMYkid, its new The Well campus and how readers can support its noble mission.
Nonprofit of the Month: Foundation for Senior Living
Since 1974, Phoenix’s Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) has provided home and community-based services and developed energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all. In addition, FSL aids the aging population by hosting adult day centers, providing access to nutritious food and much more.