Promise Of a New Day (POND) Programs

Housing Navigation Services:

one•n•ten provides housing navigation services for LGBTQ+ and allied folks, ages 18-24, who are at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness. Services provided by our Housing Navigation Specialists include:

  • Housing solutions through the POND rapid rehousing program.
  • Referrals to shelters and housing programs in the community that may be positive options for LGBTQ+ young people.
  • Referrals to agencies that offer mental health and medical services.
  • Connection to one•n•ten’s workforce and wellness specialists for additional support.
  • Referrals to homeless court to assist individuals in resolving legal issues.

For more information about our housing program, please contact our Housing Navigation Specialists, Keri Kramer at Keri@onenten.org, or Kieren Alvord at Kieren@onenten.org.

Other resources for homeless youth are available at the Phoenix downtown Youth Center Monday-Friday between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Resources include:

  • Hot and cold meal packs
  • Toiletries and clothing
  • Access to shower (M-F, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Crews’n Healthmobile for medical and vision care and HIV/STI testing. (2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Workforce Navigation:

one•n•ten’s POND workforce program helps LGBTQ+ and allied youth, ages 16 to 24, build skills and gain confidence to join the workforce and maintain employment. Programs offered include:

  • A 6-week,12-hour course covering several work-related topics such as resume writing and interviewing skills. Courses are offered in person and online.
  • Meet-the-Employer events to be familiar with companies that value and celebrate the unique identities of their LGBTQ+ employees.
  • Drop-in programs that focus on a singular topic, such as job searching, communication skills, or financial literacy.
  • Outings to employer sites to learn about career opportunities in a variety of fields.

Youth participants work with one•n•ten’s Workforce Navigation Specialist to identify their goals and career interests. For more information about our workforce programs, please contact Isabel Montano at Isabel@onenten.org

Help an Arizona LGBTQ youth rise to their potential.