TMM was previously known as “Tucson Metropolitan Ministry” and began in 1974 as a social services outreach of various local churches, the United Way, and other entities. TMM has assisted in the development and growth of now-independent organizations like the Community Food Bank, Miracle Square Apartments, and Traveler’s Aid. In 1988, the agency relocated from downtown rental offices to its current 6 acre multi-purpose property near Country Club Road and Speedway Blvd. The ReStore, and Community Closet are located off the main campus near Country Club and 22nd Street.
Seeking guidance from God and in partnership with various faith congregations, TMM’s mission is to:
- Serve at risk children, families and seniors
- Develop appropriate services utilizing volunteers and professionals
- Act as a catalyst for positive change
- Engage congregations to expand community outreach
- Develop new and ongoing resources for quality ministry
TMM’s service programs include:
- Affordable Apartments on rental housing campuses with over 300 units located in Tucson, Marana, Willcox, Douglas, and Thatcher.
- Children’s Village comprises multiple state-licensed children’s group homes (for children ages 3 -18).
- Family Journey features twenty transitional apartments for at-risk single Moms and their children, with professional casework support provided. The program also serves single Moms with developmentally disabled children.
- First Time Homebuyer’s program utilizes federal funds to assist working class (80% or below median income) families with a home purchase.
- ReStore and Community Closet provide gently used and recyclable building materials, furnishings, clothing and bedding to the community.
Currently, TMM has 55 employees, 500 volunteers and an agency operating budget in excess of $2,500,000, which does not include Capital expenses or subsidiary housing projects.
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