To feed, clothe, and empower those in need in the East Valley of the Phoenix area. That is the mission statement for Paz de Cristo. Their vision is to empower our guests to reach their full potential by removing barriers so they may become more self-sufficient, helping them achieve self-reliance, pride and self-respect. In turn, this leads to improved economic standing, respect for others, and citizenship participation
They currently average over 7000 visits every month, representing about 2400 unique guests. While many of make multiple visits to Paz, they average about 600 individuals each month that arrive for the first time ever.
A large number of these visits are for food. Food has been a critical part of our mission since our inception in 1988. Between our evening meal service and our food box distribution we provide over 50,000 meals each and every month to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor and senior citizens.
Paz offers services on daily, weekly, and monthly basis, including:
Bus passes for doctor’s appointments and employment
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