Chance for Success Street Newspaper is a street paper created to provide both a voice and opportunities for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Anyone who wants to work has the opportunity to move themselves out of crisis.
Chance for Success provides “a hand up, not a handout.”
The newspaper gives a voice to those who experience homelessness, poverty, injustice and inequality, along with features about Tucson life and culture.
Chance for Success Street Newspaper is a proud member of the International Network of Street Papers and leader among street papers in the United States.
Its staff provide services to the homeless population of Tucson, and its importance to the community in general is noteworthy. Reporters and contributors include professional journalists, journalism students, Chance for Success vendors, as well as clients from other Tucson area social service organizations.
Chance for Success provides a flexible employment opportunity via the sales of Chance for Success Street newspaper. The newspaper vendors build relationships and create connections between and across communities that change perceptions about homeless and low-income individuals.
Selling the Chance for Success Street Newspaper is a job. Our vendors are self-employed entrepreneurs. They are running their own businesses.
Our success is due to the commitment, dedication, and persistence of our Chance for Success newspaper vendors. They go out each day to greet you – their loyal customers. It is because of your support that our vendors can pay rent, utilities, purchase food and clothing, and even save some money.
The Service Program is our preparation program aimed at helping individuals create their own path to success. Our customized approach helps individuals eliminate barriers and overcome obstacles to their success.
Across the organization, Chance for Success strives to build community and honor the dignity of each individual. We address basic needs by distributing emergency clothing, hygiene kits, and providing meals and pantry items. Staff are available to assist with accessing community resources and benefits, referrals for housing, healthcare or legal assistance, and providing emergency support.