Once employees graduate from the Leaders in Training (LIT) program, their education on being a leader in their unit, the Department and community doesn’t stop. After a conference to continue their leadership education, a volunteer group of LIT graduates went to the Family Promise headquarters in Scottsdale to spend the afternoon providing much needed assistance at the facility.
Family Promise is a faith-based service organization dedicated to providing shelter and needed services to homeless families. Family Promise opens their facility to a group of four to six families, providing a private room for each family with beds and linens, showers, laundry units and meals for a week. Family Promise also provides various services such as child care, job search assistance, clothing closet, food bank and many other services. Family Promise has a success rate of over 80% of getting homeless families back on their feet and, in most cases, into permanent housing.
The group of volunteer LIT graduates emptied two large rooms of heavy furniture and other items. Both of these rooms were then completely scrubbed down and the floors were stripped and waxed. The furniture and other items were then moved back into the rooms. New families are now able to enter the shelter in be given pristine living conditions thanks to the work of the great LIT graduates, who continue to prove how beneficial this program is, not only to AZDPS, but to the community.