AAEAAQAAAAAAAAYHAAAAJDg4YTdkNjBmLTlhZjItNDQ5Yi1iMTgzLTU1NTlhZGRmMDE2MA[1]Fangoria Fearcon is proud to be working with Phoenix Shanti Group as the charity for this year’s event.

Founded back in 1987, The Phoenix Shanti Group is a local 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide housing, education, and direct client services to individuals, families, and loved ones infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Shanti” is a Sanskrit word meaning “Inner Peace” and is reflective of Phoenix Shanti Groups’ approach of promoting personal empowerment and maintaining independence and dignity.

Visit the Shanti Group’s website: http://shantiaz.org

Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Shanti Second Chance Store

Trainees learn “hard skills” like computer use, inventory, scheduling, taking donation and delivery orders and schedule customers, maintenance, pricing, furniture repair and display, cleaning, customer service, cash register, workforce expectations, appearance expectations, work ethics, etc.

Trainees also learn “soft skills” like communication, boundaries, assertiveness training, problem solving, decision making, self-esteem, risk taking, value clarification, and more.

Additionally, trainees learn how to create a resume, job search skills and job interviewing techniques. It is our hope that by providing a long term solution thru education and training, individuals will be more likely to become self-sufficient and independent in the future. We strive for a goal of either job placement or enrollment in a higher education institution by the time the trainee is ready to graduate from the program. This program works in conjunction with the short and long term goals set by the other therapeutic programs that trainees are involved in at Shanti.

All monies generated from the store are re-invested into Phoenix Shanti Group services being provided to those with HIV/AIDS and “at risk” community.

Located at: 4015 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. On the corner of 16th St. & Indian School Rd.

Donations of furniture, household appliances, electronics, and other household goods are gratefully accepted. Your donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided for you with any donation that you make. Valley wide donation pick-up is available by appointment. Please call 602-283-0100 for more information or to schedule your donation pick-up.

Food Pantry

Phoenix Shanti Group operates a canned goods/non-perishable foods pantry. The pantry is made available during normal business hours for low/no income individuals receiving services at Shanti.

Personal Hygiene Pantry

Phoenix Shanti Group operates a personal hygiene pantry. The pantry is made available during normal business hours for low/no income individuals receiving services at Shanti.

Homeless Shelter Construction/Repair/Maintenance Coordinators:

Phoenix Shanti Group operates homeless shelters for individuals with HIV/AIDS. The shelters are in continuing need of various repairs and general maintenance, including interior/exterior painting.
Phoenix Shanti Group Transitional Housing provides a structured, drug-free environment to homeless individuals that are HIV positive.

The Phoenix Shanti Group Inc. also has a Supportive Housing Program which is specifically for homeless, HIV+ individuals/families who are capable of living independently.

The program often works in conjunction with other Shanti services. The program provides individuals the opportunity for long term housing stability while utilizing community resources to work toward self-sufficiency or home ownership. The Supportive Housing Program supports an alcohol and drug free environment.