Tucson Metro Chamber
- Social Service Organizations
GAP Ministries, a social service nonprofit serving Southern Arizona since 1999, Stands in the GAP for those in need in two core areas: Family and Community. GAP cares for foster children and works toward the healthy restoration of families. We provide food and necessary items to the needy through outreach and partnerships. GAP believes we can impact the lives of children, families, and communities, one life at a time.
GAP's mission is simple: Standing in the GAP for those in need. Bringing help to children, healing to families, and hope to the community.
GAP cares for over 400 foster children and teens annually and helps foster teens and young adults learn the life skills necessary to successfully “age out” of foster care and into adulthood with mentoring and independent living programs. To better deal with the root causes of the foster care crisis, GAP is a local provider of court-mandated visitation programs for children and their birth parents. We also provide training and licensing of foster parents. It is our desire and goal to see healthy restoration of families when possible.
GAP’s Community Warehouse shares fresh food and basic needs items with over 45 Southern Arizona nonprofits serving the needy. Our Culinary School takes adults needing a second chance and trains them in a 10-week culinary certification while they help GAP maximize the use of donated perishable food to feed thousands in the community. Feeding programs include the Flowing Wells School District’s 6 elementary school after-school programs.
Miracle Mile exit west off I10; turn left at the first stoplight, Flowing Wells. We are on the right side about 1/2 block down a long driveway.