Kate Swoboda fled a violent marriage with her two children and wound up sleeping on cardboard and struggling to survive. Then, she found UMOM. Hear how a place to stay, programs for her children, and a job put her on a path to giving back.
Funding nonprofits with your debit card | Episode 2, Season 2
Viewers met Amy Hysell, President and CEO of Arizona Financial Credit Union, during season one. Now, she returns to share how the community can help fund various nonprofits throughout the community with a simple debit card transaction.
First and only Black-owned business in Chandler Fashion Center | Ep 6
Leticia Long is back on the show to give viewers an inside look at her health and beauty store inside the Chandler Fashion Center.
She shares with the panel how Shawn Pearson and the rest of the team at Zion Institute helped her get the capital she needed to get her business off the ground and i...
Inside Ability360’s peer mentor program | Episode 1, Season 2
The STN team takes you inside Ability360 for a look at its Peer Mentorship program and the important role it can play in improving the lives of people with disabilities. Vice President of Advocacy April Reed explains the process of connecting anyone the nonprofit organization serves with mentors ...
Rounding up unused food with Waste Not’s collection drivers | Ep 5
Waste Not’s mission is to rescue unused food that would otherwise be thrown away and get it to people in Phoenix that need it the most. STN gets an inside look at how their drivers rescue the food and hear from Waste Not partner organizations that use the rescued food every day and why it is so i...
Families, especially those with young children, are often among the hardest hit by the homelessness and housing crisis. Chief Program Officer at UMOM, Mila Valle, takes the audience inside UMOM and its mission to address and end family homelessness.
STN’s crew takes you inside the Human Services Campus to see how their programs help clients who have just entered homelessness and then help them move into more permanent housing ending their time as part of the unsheltered population.
OneAZ Credit Union shows viewers how opening a bank account with their credit union and swiping your debit card for everyday purchases helps their community support the businesses working to solve the most critical issues facing Arizona’s communities.
Arizona Financial Credit Union created a debit card that gives money to local causes as a way for their members to give back with every purchase they make. Barn House Animal Rescue was one of their local cause recipients in 2022. The rescue works to develop a deeper connection between the communi...
Waitlist For Families Seeking Shelter Grows Longer | Ep 4
In Arizona, there are not enough crisis shelters to serve all of the families experiencing homelessness, and UMOM works to fill that void. One of UMOM’s goals is to shrink the waitlist of families who are waiting for shelter. STN gets an inside look at how the waitlist process works.
As one of the Human Services Campus's vital initiatives, Project Connect aims to get out into the streets and meet the people who need assistance where they are and provide services to the hundreds of people who may be unable to access assistance otherwise.