Technicians for Sustainability Awards Amity Foundation $20,000 Solar System for New Children’s and Family Center Dragonfly Village
Amity Foundation was awarded a $20,000 to aid in the completion of Amity Foundation’s new State-of-the-Art Family and Children’s Center ‘Dragonfly Village’. The award was finalized May 23, 2011 after a two-week long online voting frenzy to break the finalists tied with another admirable local non-profit group.
Technicians for Sustainability, a local Tucson company is wholly dedicated to and believes that their mission involves being active in our local Tucson and southern Arizona community. Technicians for Sustainability offers an annual grant for non-profit organizations who are interested in adding solar systems to their buildings. Technicians for Sustainability has been installing proven technologies since 2003, including solar electricity, solar hot water heating, and rainwater harvesting
Amity is only one of a few centers nationally that allows for one or more child to reside with their parent(s) while in residential treatment. This educational setting addresses the entire generational and family system, allows parents to be reunified and reeducated while their children are provided a safe home to receive counseling, allowed to heal and excel academically while their parent(s) receive treatment for chemical dependency, trauma and co-occurring disorders returning them as productive members of society.
Amity’s Dragonfly Village intends to set new trends where children not only learn about sustainable lifestyles, but grow up experiencing these new global saving technologies, so sustainable living is intrinsic and simply “just their way of life.” Along sustainable living learning at Amity, will also be organic gardens, health and wellness training and cooking classes and vocational training. This continuum of care and education will have youth, young adults and their parents, ready for the new economies, green industries and skills to succeed in the world of tomorrow.
Amity’s new Children and Family Reunification center ‘Dragonfly Village’, located in the Tanque Verde Valley, will provide housing for 100 children and parents annually upon completion.
For more information please contact:
Barry M. Warne