|The Neighborhood & Family Services Department was created in 2006 to support and nurture the development of families and the neighborhoods in which they live. The goal of the department is to enhance the quality of life and sense of community experienced by residents and families in Avondale's many neighborhoods.|
Mission: "The Neighborhood & Family Services Department is a trustworthy, innovative and compassionate team of leaders who inspire pride, promote self-reliance, and strengthen neighborhoods."
Vision: "Avondale is an interconnected community where all members enjoy prosperity, well-being, and happiness."
Ages 16-24 (Teen Employment Program)
Currently, this program is scheduled to begin June 8 and end July 23, 2020. **It is our hope to continue with this program as planned, however we are continuing to monitor CDC guidelines and directives based on the COVID-19 response. In order to minimize the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, this program may be postponed or modified accordingly. ** Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the intake process has been modified. Applications for this program will open via telephone on Monday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m.; and close on Thursday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. or until all placements are filled. Only telephone application will be accepted for this program . To apply, you will need to call (623) 333-2790, and leave your first and last names, telephone phone number, home address and email address.
Note: This program is filled on a first-come, first-served basis; and will close once it is fills to capacity. Applicants will be contacted and screened for eligibility through an intake appointment. For any questions, please call Donna Gardner @ (623) 333-2723.
Avondale Senior Center temporarily suspends activities
Effective Monday, March 16, the Avondale Neighborhood & Family Services Department will temporarily suspend transportation, programming and activities at the Avondale Senior Center until further notice.
Home Delivered Meal Program will continue. Participants who rely on the congregate meal program (lunch at the senior center), can pick up a nutritious Brown Bag meal from 11:30am to 12:30 pm on weekdays from the Senior Center, located at 1007 S. Third Street.
If participants who normally receive transportation services from the Senior Center are unable to pick up the Brown Bag meal, accommodations will be made to deliver meals. Weekly Mobile Food Pantry will remain in effect.
For questions or additional information regarding the Avondale Senior Center, please call 623.333.2705.
Email Chris Lopez, Neighborhood & Family Services Director
General Admin Line: 623.333.2700