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Stop by Shoes & Such to support NFHC’s 2nd Annual School Supply Drive July 7-31st!

Many children at the shelter need your help purchasing their school supplies. Come down and take a leaf with a few school supplies that you can purchase. Buy the supplies and return them to Shoes & Such by July 31st. It’s just like the Giving Tree around Christmas, but this Giving Tree is to support the children’s’ education. As the supplies get returned the leaves will be displayed to show the community that together we can support the children in starting their school year off right! Thank you!

Join us on 4/28 @ Heritage Square for The Clothesline Project: Art Transforming Trauma Installation

Event Description

Northland Family Help Center (NFHC) is hosting The Clothesline Project: Art Transforming Trauma, a free public art installation. Hundreds of t-shirts are decorated by survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse and then displayed on clotheslines. In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Come view this powerful display on April 28th from 7am to 5pm in Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff. If weather does not permit the art installation will be moved to May 12th. NFHC and other social service agencies will be present to provide resources for survivors and information on healthy relationships and violence prevention. For more information, to participate or to volunteer, please contact Caleb McClure at 928-233-2210 or For help with issues of interpersonal violence, please contact Northland Family Help Center, 24 hours 7 days a week, at 928-527-1900. The Clothesline Project was started in 1990 when it was discovered almost as many women died during the Vietnam War at the hands of their intimate partners as did American men fighting in the war. It has been a national campaign in April ever since. Visit to learn more. “Hanging our dirty laundry out—We are no longer silent!”

We are in need of items for the shelter!

Shelter Wish List Items

To Schedule a drop-off please contact us at 928-527-1900 and let the staff know you are looking to schedule a drop-off of agency wish list items.

We also utilize an online list for shelter needs through Through this site anything you buy gets shipped directly to NFHC!  Click on the link below to see what other items we’re in need of

Items needed for the Youth Shelter

Small Earbuds (universal type), Watercolor paints, Sketch/Watercolor books, Paint Pallets

Items needed for Domestic Violence Shelter

Currently we have several small children and are out of diapers, particularly size 4 to 6 and baby wipes.

Blankets; size twin or full, Bicycle Pump and tube replacements, Helmets/ Protective Gear, Kids’ outdoor games, Sunblock, Chapstick, Toaster, Kids PJ pants, New Crayons/ Markers Colored Pencils, Scissors/ Kids Scissors, Eating utensils, Size 4/5 diapers, Wipes, Unused Makeup, Reg. tampons unscented, Scooters and Bikes!

Thank you!

Raising Money Never Tasted so Good; Join us a Sakura 12/7 between 5-10p

Please join us for dinner, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 between 5-10pm. Sakura will donate 20% of all food and alcohol sales from any guest that presents, mentions, or shows a screenshot of this invite! This fundraiser will benefit our homeless youth. Sakura inside DoubleTree Hotel in Flagstaff, 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.


Support NFHC by Adopting a Family for the holidays!

As Northland Family Help Center begins to prepare for our 38th holiday season,  we realized our current clients are experiencing a large volume of need. Northland typically relies on several long standing private donors, Toy for Tots and Shoes & Such, who host an annual “Giving Tree.” This year we need some extra help and will have opportunities for businesses and people to “adopt a family.”

Many of our clients experience financial burdens after crime victimization especially those that have experienced Domestic Violence. Our clients typically have one or more jobs, are single parents, have recently experienced a divorce or trauma, and/or live on fixed incomes. Our clients are generous and caring and it is so hard for them to ask for this kind of help. Every year we see first hand how economic barriers can lead some of our clients into depression during the holiday season because they can’t give their children the Christmas presents they have asked for. So, this year with your help we can change that!

If you are interested in Adopting a Family as a business or individually please contact: Heather Marcy, NFHC Development Manager at 928-233-4306 or by email

From there Heather will send you family stories and wishlists for this holiday season and you can pick the family or individual who’s needs speak to you. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

NFHC was awarded a grant from OneAZ Credit Union!


OneAZ underscores commitment to communities,

provides much needed funds via Community Grants Program

Flagstaff, Ariz. (Nov. 7 2016) – Reinforcing their commitment to the communities they serve, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation awarded $1,250to Northland Family Help Center in Flagstaff, Ariz. The awards are part of the Credit Union and Community Foundation’s community grants program, which gave $50,000 in much needed funds to organizations who serve a wide range of communities.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is an intrinsic cornerstone of OneAZ’s culture, which is what makes us proud to help the missions of many respected and deserving non-profits with a proven track-record of serving those in need,” said Joseph C. Smith, Board Chair of OneAZ Community Foundation.

Northland Family Help Center was established as a Crisis Nursery in 1978. Over the past 37 years the agency has evolved to provide five main programs including Domestic Violence Shelter, Youth Residence, Counseling, Community Education and Legal Advocacy. These funds will be utilized in Northland Family Help Center’s Youth Residence program and will help pay for the cost of housing, food and recreational activities for the youth we serve.

Earlier this year, OneAZ and the Community Foundation invited non-profit organizations in OneAZ branch locations to apply for a series of community impact grants. The grants are expected to fund programs that provide a direct benefit to the communities served to enhance the quality of life.

In addition to community grants, OneAZ Community Foundation also provides its more than 135,000 members across the state with a college scholarship program. Through the foundation, OneAZ Credit Union continues its 65-year legacy of making a positive difference in the lives of members, associates and communities.

About OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation

OneAZ Credit Union is a $1.8 billion full-service, not-for-profit, local financial institution with a statewide branch network serving members since 1951. More than 135,000 Arizonans turn to OneAZ for its comprehensive business and personal financial services. OneAZ Community Foundation will play an important role in providing much-needed funding to nonprofit and community organizations throughout the state. OneAZ Credit Union is a 10-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a six-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence.™ The credit union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes members from throughout the state. For more information, call 844.663.2928 or visit

Donation Drive for Runaway & Homeless Youth

Please see the flyer if you’d like to help NFHC provide for the needs of the Runaway and Homeless Youth in our community!

Join us a Chili’s 10/6/16

Support Northalnd Family Help Center’s Youth  by eating a Chili’s

When: October 6th 11a-11p

Location: 1500 S. Milton Rd Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Special Instructions: You do need the flyer below to give to your server, please email for a copy before the event or ask for a flyer at the door.


NFHC is eligible for your charitable tax credit, donations must be made by 4/15/17