Geography & History
The San Carlos Apache Reservation spans Gila, Graham, and Pinal Counties in southeastern Arizona, roaming over a landscape that ranges from alpine meadows to desert. Encompassing 1,834,781 acres, the San Carlos Apache Reservation was established by executive order on November 9, 1871.
The Apaches are descendent of the Athabascan family who migrated to the Southwest in the 10th century. Over time, many bands of Apache were relocated to the reservation from their traditional homelands, which once extended through Arizona and New Mexico.
The San Carlos Apache Nation, which is approximately 90 miles from the Phoenix area, is the third largest reservation in the state of Arizona and with the shocking unemployment rate of more than 75%. This reservation boasts a population of some 16,000 (over half of which are under 18) and is the 10th largest Native American reservation in land area.
Amor Ministries will do more in the San Carlos Apache Nation than just make life easier for a family in need; we will open hearts to truly see the grace and love of Jesus through providing tangible objects of security, safety, and stability.
Amor has formed strategic alliances with Tribal governments, participating churches, and the private sector to effectively meet the needs of the poorest families living on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Through these partnerships, Amor will seek to alleviate the tangible needs of the poor by sharing the love of Jesus with families through providing homes to families in need.