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We transform the lives of women in need 
starting with the basics: food, clothing,  and a place to stay...

It continues with inspiration and hope for tomorrow...

THE FORGOTTEN , INC. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving homeless women age 55 and above in the Phoenix, Arizona  metropolitan area.  

We seek to restore independence and dignity

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your contributions are 100% tax-deductible. All proceeds will help to improve the lives of homeless individuals in need. No gesture is too small or large. Whether you partner with us or donate funds, we are truly grateful.

Providing Affordable Housing

Many senior citizens become homeless because of specific circumstances, such as illness or disability, divorce, or loss of primary income-earning loved ones. Many seniors live on a fixed income and at least half of their budget is spent on housing. As more Americans age and become senior citizens, the need for more affordable housing properties will have to increase respectively. Building tiny houses is a quicker, less expensive way to meet the demand and supply more affordable, short-term housing or transitional housing for seniors in need. Unlike shelters or tents, these houses allow residents to come inside from the elements, lock their doors for safety, and maintain their own living spaces.

Transforming Lives - Reconnect

According to the National Council on Aging, “Over 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL). The FPL is $12,060 per year for a single person (2017). These older adults struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss.” Many seniors are unaware that they qualify for programs to help them with specific circumstances, such as nutrition services, disease prevention and health promotion, and caregiving support. We help community residents with disabilities or limited means enroll in benefits programs for which they are eligible, so they can remain healthy, secure, and independent. We share resources and strategies for benefits outreach and enrollment.

Offering Long-term Solutions

With funding becoming scarce and poverty among seniors growing, collaboration and effective use of resources are more critical than ever. We give residents a chance to rebuild a support system. With the help of our community partners and volunteers, we focus efforts on the unique needs for our residents to regain dignity, self-respect, independence and a sense of well-being. Where appropropriate, we look for opportunites for residents to earn a living and become productive citizens and contributors to the community.

We seek to expand services and improve the quality of life for homeless seniors by offering solutions for stability and sustaining life in their homes. Residents should be able to age safely with dignity, choice, and independence.

Encouraging Growth, Inspiring Hope

Other key goals of our organization include helping residents meet their needs on a long-term basis by growing their own food and being productive members of the community.

We're just getting ramped up, so we need a helping hand in every area of our mission. Do you have a green thumb? Do you know something about farming? We need you! Whatever skills and interests you have to share, we really need you. Everyone with a heart to serve and help others is welcome.

Please call: (602) 680-7662
Or email: rubyc@forgotten1.org
Or write: 2030 W. Baseline Road
Suite 182-332
Phoenix, AZ 85041

What you can do to help

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your contributions are 100% tax-deductible. All proceeds will help to improve the lives of homeless individuals in need. No gesture is too small or large. Whether you partner with us or donate funds, we are truly grateful.

Become a Partner

Business and corporate sponsorships

We could not help our residents without the community partnerships of business and individuals like you. There is no US without THEM. To become a partner, please consider the following contributions: tiny homes and tiny home-building supplies, employment or training opportunites, the donation of funding, services, bulk/ surplus goods, and/or products.

Please call: (602) 680-7662
Or email: rubyc@forgotten1.org
Or write: 2030 W. Baseline Road
Suite 182-332
Phoenix, AZ 85041

Donate Funds

Every penny matters

Be a blessing to others in need. Please give generously to support our unique population of underserved homeless individuals, women age 55 and above. Often times, these women experience homelessness because of specific circumstances such as disability and/or divorce. They need a compassionate hand UP, not a hand-out.
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Please call: (602) 680-7662
Or email: rubyc@forgotten1.org
Or write: 2030 W. Baseline Road
Suite 182-332
Phoenix, AZ 85041

Donate Goods or Items

Whatever you have to share is welcome

We need a constant supply of construction materials, furniture, household goods, new and gently used clothing, canned goods, non-perishables, as well as seeds and plants to grow food. Whatever you have to share, particularly items that don't take up a lot of space, is much appreciated.

Please call: (602) 680-7662
Or email: rubyc@forgotten1.org
Or write: 2030 W. Baseline Road
Suite 182-332
Phoenix, AZ 85041

Donate Your Time & Volunteer

Every person matters

We're just getting ramped up, so we need a helping hand in every area of our mission. Do you know how to build a tiny home? Are you good with people? Do you like organizing stuff? Are you good at social media or fundraising? Whatever skills and interests you have to share, we really need you. Everyone with a heart to serve and help others is welcome.

Please call: (602) 680-7662
Or email: rubyc@forgotten1.org
Or write: 2030 W. Baseline Road
Suite 182-332
Phoenix, AZ 85041