Tanner Chapel AME Church is the oldest African American Church in the state of Arizona (130 yrs.). Its non-profit outreach arm, Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC) founded in 2001, provides a number of social service supports to families and individuals residing in poverty areas from prenatal to high school and senior communities. TCDC assists in removing barriers to communities matching needs to services.
TCDC provides support to low income families and communities in the areas of housing, food, health & wellness and education. TCDC makes available housing to seniors and grandparents raising grandchildren. Through our Food Pantry in collaboration with St. Mary's Food Bank distributes food and implements a summer meal program through the Kids Café. TCDC promotes self-health management through the Chronic Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) suicide prevention, and community forums. In education, TCDC delivers through the Family and Mobile Resource Centers parenting classes and a variety of supports that address the diverse needs of each family.
Implementing the asset based philosophy through mobilizing the Faith network of over 100 African American Churches in the greater Phoenix area. This Faith network is engaged in programs, trainings and supports that are acquired through TCDC. Seeking to empower underserved communities to arm them with the tools to address their community concerns , TCDC recognizes the need for unique outreach strategies. TCDC is an "intermediary" organization that connects the community of resources with the community of need.
Tanner Community Development Corporation advocates and celebrates education and healing across Phoenix's diverse communities.