Family Housing Resources, Inc. (“FHR”), a support organization of the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pima (the “Pima IDA”), whose mission is to create lasting solutions to help individuals and families reach financial freedom through housing support, education, and partnership. 

The FHR Cares Community Investment Fund was established in 2015 by Family Housing Resources, Inc., and FHR Cares, Inc. both 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organizations in Pima County, AZ. to further support FHR’s mission through offering funding support to partner organizations doing similar mission driven work in the community. In 2019 FHR Cares has awarded $475,000 in gifts to better Pima County and foster lasting community partnerships.

FHR Cares awarded Step Up to Justice (SU2J) with $25,000 to further their work of providing free civil legal services to the most vulnerable people in our community ensuring access to justice is a reality for all Pima County residents.

“With your help, we can work to prevent homelessness, halt illegal evictions and improve access to the courts for self-represented litigants. Because of your gift, we can help next-of-kin obtain minor guardianships for children whose parents cannot care for them. We can ensure safety for victims of domestic violence by obtaining orders of protection.”   SU2J’s Executive Director Michelle Mirto 

FHR Cares is pleased to invest in SU2J’s full-service free civil legal center for the poor and working poor in Pima County. Their careful financial stewardship and innovative use of technology designed to bring civil legal services to clients where and when they need them is a valuable asset for Pima County residents.

About Step Up to Justice: Step Up to Justice is a full-service free civil legal center for low-income individuals and families in Pima County, powered by the talents of volunteer attorneys and the efficient use of technology and funding. A public service by private citizens, Step Up to Justice harnesses the energy of volunteer attorneys and channels that resource to members of the community who need but cannot afford legal services.  Step Up to Justice relies on innovation in technology to bring civil legal services to clients where and when they need them. By targeting funds at the infrastructure necessary to connect clients in need with volunteers ready to help, Step Up to Justice reaches clients, recruits volunteers, builds partnerships, and provides free civil legal services efficiently and at a low cost.


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