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SUSD Homeless Program

Are you currently experiencing temporary living arrangements due to eviction, job loss or a traumatic event?  Safford Unified School District offers some services to families through the federal McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  The Act offers children and families who are in a temporary living situation due to economic hardship certain services and supports which may include enrollment assistance, nutrition services, community referrals, and in some cases, school transportation.  If you are living in any of the following temporary circumstances: with another family or friend due to financial hardship, living in a shelter, transitional housing, in a hotel/motel, or an unaccompanied youth, you may fit the criteria for assistance under this act.  Please contact Lesley Huffenberger at 928-348-7025 to inquire further about qualifying for this program.

Looking to Make a Donation

At SUSD we accept:

  • School Supplies
    • Notebooks
    • Folders
    • Pencils
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Pencil Boxes
  • Toiletries (Sealed and/or Unused)
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap
  • The only clothing we accept are child/youth sized socks and underwear that are in sealed/unopened condition
  • Cash donations can be accepted at the Safford Unified School Business Office, located at 734 W 11th Street
  • Gift Cards to local grocery and retail stores (Walmart, Bealls, Safeway, Bashas, Thriftees, etc)

If you would like to donate non-perishable food items for our students you can donate to the Bulldog Pantry.  Donations for this go to the front office at Safford Unified High School.

If you would like to donate used/new clothing or other items they can be taken to:

  • Graham County Rehabilitation Center (GCRC) at 504 W Main Street in Safford (No mattresses please).
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Safford at 221 E Main Street in Safford (No large furniture items please).



Homeless Liaison
Randi Fite
928-348-7000 ext. 7054

District Registrar/Student Placement Coordinator
Lesley Huffenberger
928-348-7000 ext. 7003

734 W 11th Street
Safford, AZ 85546
Fax: 928-348-7001

Hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm