Phoenix Family Blog

Rolling Up Our Sleeves.

The end of the year is often a time of reflection and joy for so many of us as we look forward to family gatherings and holiday celebrations. However, for so many of the families and seniors at Phoenix Family, it can be an incredibly stressful time. I recognize that holidays can be stressful for everyone, but it is exacerbated when you are worried about how you are going to feed your kids an extra meal every day when they are out of school for 10 days or how an already financially strapped household might find a few extra dollars for a gift or two. But this year, you eased that burden and offered those families and seniors something so much larger – hope.

A Normal Day

Today was a normal day.

We haven’t had a normal day in quite some time here. Our breaks and holidays are stressful because it’s different. Our routine makes the kids (and the staff) calm back down into regular life and I am so glad it’s finally here.

Last week was a rough week. I found out that three out of my four teenagers were moving out. They had been evicted. I had no idea what was going on....

Creating New Friends and New Paths

Looking back, Virginia knows she could be living a very different life. Today, she has a steady new job at a local restaurant and is the proud mom of a vivacious, 10 year old, working and building a safe and secure home life for herself and her daughter. It wasn’t always that way. [...]

Phoenix Family Partners with Giving the Basics

Phoenix Family is proud to announce a partnership with Giving the Basics. Giving the Basics is a nonprofit in Kansas City that ensures that individuals do not have to go without the necessities of life that most take for granted like toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers and other personal hygiene products. [...]