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Vera Kouvelas

Chief Financial Officer and Founder

Urgent Projects

Aris Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to clothe, feed, teach and care for homeless youth between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine within the greater Phoenix area.

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CLOTHE

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Our Mission

TEACH

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Michael Kouvelas

Chairman of the Board and Founder

"Homelessness among young people is a serious issue. Homeless youth, sometimes referred to as unaccompanied youth, are individuals who lack parental, foster or institutional care.* The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers. Homeless youth are at a higher risk for physical abuse, sexual exploitation, mental health disabilities, substance abuse, and death. It is estimated that 5,000 unaccompanied youth die each year as a result of assault, illness, or suicide.**"

We need your help immediately to support the homeless youth with blankets, warm clothes and hygiene items.  The temperatures are dropping and we need you.  Contact Katherine at Katherine@arisfoundation.com to make a donation today.

CARE FOR

Katherine Kouvelas-Edick

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

FEED

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EVERY NIGHT 1.3 M HOMELESS YOUTH ARE SLEEPING ON OUR STREETS

For over five years, Katherine Kouvelas-Edick has devoted energy to passionately advocate for the hungry, needy and politically under-represented youth of our Arizona family. Find out how you can contribute to the future of homeless youth in desperate need, through donations of money and time. .

Homelessness isn't seasonal, which is why we need your support year-round.  In the summer months, we supply water and light clothing to combat the heat.  In the winter, blankets and warm clothing are distributed to youth in need.  This can't be done without you!

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THE PROBLEM IS REAL