195 E. Superstition Blvd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119(Pinal County Complex)480-288-2955 ~ Rosie Portugal Brastad, Coordinator
The AJUSD Governing Board, administration and staff recognize the importance of a stable home environment to success in the classroom. From this knowledge and concern, Project HELP emerged over 30 years ago to offer creative solutions to temporary, emergency situations for our students and families in times of need.Community-basedProject HELP is a community-based program committed to providing short-term assistance. The degree of assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the program coordinator.“Loans” Repaid Through Community ServiceWhile dedicated to providing assistance whenever possible, Project HELP also understands the importance of helping families achieve financial independence to build self-sufficiency and esteem. Any aid given is considered a “loan” to be repaid through community service. Volunteer hours can be served at AJUSD schools, within the community, or by attending self-help or parenting classes.Focused on Educational SuccessThe children of our community constitute our greatest natural resource. The opportunities for educational success are enhanced when a child is healthy, has a place to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear. Project HELP is committed to facilitating the growth and development of AJUSD students in any way we can, helping them reach their best potential.