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Mission – The Homeless Youth Connection's long-term vision and on-going goals are to provide homeless teens with basic needs and services as they make positive, life-affirming choices toward becoming responsible, productive adults. In partnership with West Valley educators, government agencies, faith-based organizations and compassionate community members and donors, HYC is helping to bring a positive future to this nearly forgotten population.

Pictures from this year's Key to Hope Charity Event are now available here!


Nonprofit Tax Credit

You can help HYC empower homeless teens in the West Valley by investing in their future. As a bonus, your donations are eligible for a state tax credit!

Individuals can contribute up to $200 to a qualifying non-profit organization, and a  married couple filing jointly can give up to $400 and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit good toward money owed on their state taxes. The donation does not conflict with the school tax credit, and there is no need to itemize.

For information on the tax credit, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website.

Click here to see HYC on the Qualifying Charitable Organizations. Use Tax Form 321 when filing.



By law, “homeless” is defined as lacking a “fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” A homeless youth might be living among the homes of friends and relatives, in a shelter, a group home, a vehicle or on the streets.

Studies show 75 percent of homeless or runaway youths have dropped out or will drop out of school. The Homeless Youth Connection strives to prevent this.