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Mission Statement

 Precious Treasures uses Christian principles to provide a positive environment that engages, motivates, and inspires youth toward personal and academic achievement.

  Precious Treasures objective is to instill in the youth the importance of social and academic achievement to become contributing members in their community. Our goal is, through the services provided, that the youth will learn to use social and critical thinking skills as learning tools to help them reach their personal goals.


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Meet our staff!

Co-Founder: Debbie Ward

Precious Treasures Mission has been serving families in Yuma County for over 29 years.
Through this time we have seen countless lives changed through the services we provide for youth and families in our community.
The services we provide can range from the following:
  • Vocational Training and Social Services

  • A safe working environment for youth including:

    • Court ordered community service

    • School community service

    • Learning disabled skill learning

  • Community-Based Youth Education & Mentor Program

    • After School Program

    • Summer Youth Program

    • School Uniform Distribution

    • Academic Scholarships

    • Thanksgiving Food Boxes

    • Christmas Gift Bags

    • Emergency Aid to Families

      • clothing, household items, food boxes, furniture


The heart of Precious Treasures is our youth program.  Our youth range from kindergartners to high schoolers and they each come from unique backgrounds.  Many of the youth come from low-income families and thus, our mission is to provide a youth program after school and during the summer at no cost to families. 

Our thrift store is our biggest financial source as it brings in funds six days a week. When customers complete a purchase, they are helping sustain our many programs.  

We offer a variety of items which include: clothing for the entire family, shoes, books, furniture, appliances, and many more items to meet your needs. Stop & Shop Monday-Saturday! We accept cash and credit/debit cards are forms of payment. 

Preschool coming soon!!

Within our Somerton Community, we have noticed a large demand for a child care center. There are currently no child care centers in Somerton and PTM would offer free childcare to qualifying low-income families so they can pursue employment or schooling to sustain their families. The same love and care will be provided to our little tikes ages ranging from one to four years of age.


For those families that do not qualify for free childcare, PTM will be offering an extremely discounted rate to still help the families in Somerton providing a safe, loving environment for the children to grow, learn, and develop.