Welcome to Desert Edge

Desert Edge Mentoring Services was founded in 2006 with the focus of helping people with emotional trauma or behavioral health matters. The age range is focused on adolescents 10-17 and adults 18 & older. A common theme found among at-risk youth is that they have not been given the support they need to succeed.

At Desert Edge, we provide that support they need to be successful and try to show them that they can be successful. By showing our members that we care, we can guide them to becoming a productive and positive member of society.

If you feel that these services can benefit you and your family or you are looking for more information then call (602) 237-2485. We look forward to being your partner in your desire to change your life.

Our vision

Our vision was created after noticing an increasing number of people lacked education, self-esteem and suffered from any form of abuse. Our visionary belief, which is the heart of our organization states:

  • Every person should have the opportunity to meet his/her potential.
  • Exposure will create opportunity.
  • Self-esteem and confidence are gained through skill building and opportunities for success.

Program Goals

Desert Edge is designed to make life choices less intimidating and to present our people with an array of options concerning their futures. We provide expertise in mental health, case management, counseling and mentoring at our facility and in the diverse communities in Maricopa County. We work in collaboration with courts, parole/probation officers, and educational systems for the overall success for each person.

  • Provide widespread services for all people in collaboration with other service agencies.
  • Provide culturally sensitive services.
  • Provide lifelong skills for the future development of vocational and educational opportunities.
  • Ensure our members are successful and productive in today's world.


"My name is Samantha*, and I am 17 years old. For me, life has been full of challenges. Growing up, my mother and I struggle to have a healthy relationship, and I didn't know my father, because he is incarcerated before I can remember. Because of the absence that I have with my father, I took all of the pain out on my mother through fighting and arguing. I was placed in detention because of my behavior and because of stealing.

I was placed in a group home because I caused physical abuse towards my mother. There were talks about placing me into a foster home.

For a long time, with the problems with my family got me down, made me angry, and made me want to give up. Despite these difficulties, certain people in my life have given me hope.

Today, I'm a high school senior currently averaging a 3.8 GPA. I am focused on changing my life for the better as I approach adulthood. Despite the difficulties I've encountered, certain people in my life have given me hope. I have dreams of becoming a Teacher to help give back to those in need.

With the help of Desert Edge Mentoring Services (DEMS), I've come to believe there are people out there who want to listen to my struggles, understand, and most of all, who care about me. I realize that I still have a lot of challenges ahead of me, but now I have hope, because there are people out there that care. With their help, I am strong. Thank you for helping me and others like me to use my strengths to achieve my goals."

*Name and identity changed for privacy purposes.


Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave Ste 176 Glendale, AZ 85302 United States

Office: 602.237.2485

Fax: 602.274.6531

Web: www.desertedgementoring.com