Fans Across America™
FANS is a Chandler, Arizona based vital resource in the continuum of service to Homeless Students, Homeless Families in Transition, Victims and Children of Domestic Violence. Transitioning Families / Homeless Students and Domestic Violence Victims are referred to FANS from Community Based Social Service Agencies, Chandler and East Valley Unified School Districts, Domestic Violence Shelters, East Valley Veterans Administration, Law Enforcement Victims Services and other agencies who assist Families in Transition.
Families referred to FANS may be eligible for SNAP benefits (Food Stamps) and housing vouchers, however, these public programs do not allow the purchase of tangible items. They have little or no financial resources for everyday essentials such as clothing, shoes, socks / underwear, personal / dental hygiene items, basic household needs, diapers, school supplies / backpacks, and other items of daily living necessities. FANS has been a resource for these basic needs since 2010. Helping families meet their needs and keeping their children in school every day preventing school dropout is at the heart of FANS mission. In 2017 FANS will provide over 110,000 daily items of necessity, over 50,000 diapers and supplies, 775 fully stocked backpacks and over 2,000 holiday gifts through FANS Family Services (FANS Locker Room), FANS Kids Closets and FANS Partner Services.