02/14/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

02/15/2019
8th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities
Finding Solutions, Building a Stronger Community
Friday, Feb. 15, 8 am to 5 pm, Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Presented by Ability360 Center. Workshops topics include: Sharing is Healing, Future Planning, The Effects of Trauma Through the Life of African American Children, African American with Disabilities Perspect, Working Animals, Organizing Your Financial Future, Unlawful Discriminatory Treatment, Child Advocacy, Transition to Adulthood, Health Disparities and Trauma, and so much more. For more information, a complete schedule, and to register visit www.eventbrite.com. For registration assistance, contact David Carey at Ability360, davidc@ability360.org or 602.443.0723.

02/15/2019
Next to Normal
Presented by Arizona Regional Theatre
Feb. 15 through 24, 3rd Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Downtown Phoenix
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Details and tickets HERE.

02/15/2019
GED Classes
Free classes to earn your high school equivalency diploma
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County offers free classes to prepare for the GED or high school equivalency diploma. To take the class, you must attend one of the following orientations.
• Friday, Feb. 15, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Wed., Feb. 20, 5 - 8 pm, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 - 3:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements and more information or call 602.274.3430.

02/15/2019
English Classes
Free classes to learn English
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County offers free classes for adults to learn English. To take the class, you must attend one of the following orientations.
• Friday, Feb. 15, 8:30 - 1:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements, other dates and more information or call 602.274.3430 M-F 8-12.

02/15/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

02/16/2019
Get Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce for Just $12
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 to 11 am. Anyone can contribute $12 for up to 70 lbs. of of fresh, nutritious, rescued produce. You can shop on a budget and help curb food waste, too. No income or residential qualifications. Please share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.
•   ASU, Tempe Campus/Lot 59, under the solar panel – SW corner of
    E. Rio Salado Pkwy. and S. Packard Dr., Tempe 85281
•   ASU, West Campus – 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale 85306
•   ASU, Polytechnic Campus at House of Refuge – 6935 E. Williams Field Rd., Mesa85212
•   Dysart Elementary School - 12950 W Varney Rd, El Mirage 85335
•   First United Methodist Church – 15 E. First Ave., Mesa 85210
•   Red Mountain United Methodist Church – 2936 N. Power Rd., Mesa 85215
Click HERE for a schedule of future locations and dates. For more information about Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW), visit www.borderlandsfooodbank.org, call 520.287.2627 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.

02/16/2019
Next to Normal
Presented by Arizona Regional Theatre
Feb. 15 through 24, 3rd Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Downtown Phoenix
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Details and tickets HERE.

02/16/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

02/16/2019
Bullying Prevention: A Research-Informed Community Outreach Event
Free public outreach event
Saturday, February 16, 2 to 4 pm, Phoenix Children's Hospital, free
Please join us for a free public outreach event on bullying prevention. Special guest speaker Dr. Dorothy Espelage will utilize two decades of research on school bullying, sexual violence, and gender-based harassment to discuss proven strategies on the prevention of bullying in schools and communities. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/16/2019
Mobile Pantry Distribution (Distribución Móvil de Despensa)
Fresh fruits and vegetables available for families and individuals in need
Frutas y verduras frescas disponibles para familias e individuos en necesidad
Saturday/Sábado, February 16/16 de febrero, 11 am
MIHS Administration Building, 2601 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 . Open to the general public/ Abierto a todo público. No identification required/No se requiere identificación.

02/16/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution from Market on the Move (MOM)
Third Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 am (unless noted otherwise)
•   7 to 10 am, The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Tree Of Life Christian Center, 7200 North 19th Ave., Phoenix 85021
•   Islamic Community Center Of Phx. 7516 North Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix 85051
•   Streams Church, 6532 North El Mirage Rd., Glendale 85345
•   Celebration Lutheran Church, 8726 West Olive Ave., Peoria 85345
•   Plus locations in Tucson and Prescott
For a donation of $10, you can get up to 60 lbs. of produce which you can share with other families. This also helps rescue good, fresh produce from going to the landfills. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags or boxes. Find a schedule of future events and locations at http://the3000club.org. To volunteer to help, please call 623.374.2559 or email nicco@the3000club.org.

02/16/2019
CARS for KIDS Charity Car Show
Benefiting Phoenix Children's Hospital
Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 am to 2 pm
Airpark Motorsports, 16191 North 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Show off your ride and support our local Phoenix Children's Hospital! All proceeds to go PCH. Open to all years, makes, and models. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/17/2019
Next to Normal
Presented by Arizona Regional Theatre
Feb. 15 through 24, 3rd Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Downtown Phoenix
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Details and tickets HERE.

02/17/2019
Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 17
The mission is to change schools, the workplace, families and society through kindness. Promote kindness toward others and teaches important kindness skills to kids. Learn more at www.randomactsofkindness.org.

02/18/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

02/18/2019
Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 18 – 22
Join the week-long celebration of kindness and help turn the world kind. Learn more at www.randomactsofkindness.org.

02/19/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

02/20/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

02/20/2019
GED Classes
Free classes to earn your high school equivalency diploma
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County offers free classes to prepare for the GED or high school equivalency diploma. To take the class, you must attend one of the following orientations.
• Wed., Feb. 20, 5 - 8 pm, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 - 3:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements and more information or call 602.274.3430.

02/20/2019
Community Forum with Representative Nancy Barto
Share your experiences with the mental health system
Wednesday, February 20, 5 to 7 pm, Burton Barr Library, Lecture Room (4th floor) - Phoenix
Representative Barto would like to hear from you about your good or challenging experiences in obtaining assistance or services through the mental health system. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Central Arizona Independent Oversight Committee (formerly Maricopa Human Rights Committee). Your attendance and your voice are important! If you cannot make it at 5:00 pm but can come later…do so! Representatives from provider agencies will be present. Refreshments will be provided. To learn more, visit click HERE. If you have any further inquiries, email ioc@azdoa.gov .

02/20/2019
Valley Metro Transportation Presentation
Free presentation and ride on bus/light rail
Wednesday, February 20, 10 am to 12 pm
ABILITY360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034, classroom A
Have you wanted to use the Valley Metro transit system but didn’t know where to start? Do you have concerns (where do I board, will my mobility aid fit, will I get lost, can I really ride it?) Valley Metro representatives will teach you how. Bring your questions! Valley Metro will provide all participants who register with an All Day Pass for a ride on the bus and light rail. Please don't wear fragrances. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com or call David Carey, 602.443.0723.

02/20/2019
East Valley Behavioral Health Networking Meeting
Arizona Behavioral Health Networking Group
Wed., February 20, 12 to 1:30 pm
Aurora Behavioral Health - Tempe, 6350 South Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283
Network and learn about East Valley behavioral health resources. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

02/20/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution events from Market on the Move (MOM)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 to 10 am
The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
For a donation of $10, get up to 60 lbs. of produce. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags. For more info, visit http://the3000club.org.

02/20/2019
Science and Spirit Summit
Explore Clinical Strategies for Addressing Trauma, Mental Illness, and Addiction
February 20 - 22, We-Ko-Pa Resort, Fountain Hills, Arizona
Come explore holistic treatments that integrate the spiritual and psychosocial. Presented by Sumitt for Clinical Excellence. To register, visit www.scienceandspiritsummit.com.

02/21/2019
Think Ahead! Family Brain Injury Support Night
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, Peer Solutions and Mesa Schools
Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 8 pm
MPS Student Services, 1025 North Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
is program is for youth with brain injuries, their caregivers, parents, and family. There will be four meetings throughout the school year. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/21/2019
Project Connect
More than 50 service providers in one location
• Thursday, Feb. 21, The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 3802 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033
• Thursday, March 28, Calvary PHX Church, 12612 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85029
• Thursday, May 16, First Southern Baptist Church Avondale, 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale, AZ 85323
• Thursday, June 13, The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 830 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204
Individuals and families who need assistance with housing, shelter, benefits, identification, and other basic health and human services are invited to be guests at Project Connect. This Valley of the Sun United Way event helps those in need on their journey to health, financial stability, and housing by bringing more than 50 service providers to one location. This event allows individuals and families to receive numerous services in one day that could normally take days, weeks, or months on their own. Click HERE for a schedule of future events.

02/21/2019
Celebrating Resiliency in the African-American Community
Presented by Mercy Care
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 am to 1 pm, Halle Heart Museum, Tempe, AZ
This special event includes notable panelists reflecting on and discussing resiliency. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions. Also featuring special performances by DJ 812 and Tyce Digga (Tim Threadgill), Kawambe-Omowale Drum and Dance Troupe and Psalmist Kerry Vaughn. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. For more information, click HERE. To register, click HERE.

02/21/2019
Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 to 4 pm
Monday, Feb. 25, 10 am to 1 pm
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) invites you to participate in Unmasking Brain Injury, a visual art and education project to be displayed across Arizona. They will be hosting several mask making events for brain injury survivors at the ABILITY360 Center. The objective is to have each person living with a brain injury, create a mask that depicts the hidden feelings behind their brain injury in an effort to raise awareness in our communities and give survivors a VOICE! For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/21/2019
Early Childhood Day at the Arizona Legislature
with breakfast in the rose garden
Thursday, February 21, 8 am to 12 pm, Arizona State Legislature
Come join Arizona Early Childhood Alliance for coffee and breakfast in the Rose Garden! Early childhood champions are gathering to raise awareness of the importance of the early years at Early Childhood Legislative Day. Network with friends and legislators, as we show how early childhood development and health contribute to healthy children, third grade literacy, enhanced economic development and strong communities! To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/21/2019
Brain Injury 101 and Community Resources Discussion in Surprise
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 to 7:30 pm
Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, AZ 85374
An overview of the basics of brain injury, types of brain injury, prevelence of brain injury in Arizona, and a discussion on resources avaiable through the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona and in the community at-large. Also, get a sneak peek of the UnMasking Brain Injury Arizona project where survivors of brain injury have worked together to create an art installation depicting their feelings about brain injury. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/21/2019
Mother 2 Mother: Life Changing Free Workshop
Becoming the best mom you know starts here
Thursday, Feb. 21, 9:30 am to 4 pm, free
Brooks Community School, 3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040
At this FREE, life changing workshop, you will explore new roles as a mother, discuss effective communication techniques, find out how other women take on new responsibilities of motherhood, hear ways to spend quality time with your children, and more. FREE continental breakfast and lunch provided. English and Español. Certificates of completion given at the end of the workshop. No childcare provided. To register, call 602.774.3298 or email info@fathermatters.org. For info and future dates, visit http://fathermatters.org.

02/22/2019
Next to Normal
Presented by Arizona Regional Theatre
Feb. 15 through 24, 3rd Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Downtown Phoenix
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Details and tickets HERE.

02/22/2019
GED Classes
Free classes to earn your high school equivalency diploma
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County offers free classes to prepare for the GED or high school equivalency diploma. To take the class, you must attend one of the following orientations.
• Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 - 3:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements and more information or call 602.274.3430.

02/23/2019
Next to Normal
Presented by Arizona Regional Theatre
Feb. 15 through 24, 3rd Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Downtown Phoenix
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Details and tickets HERE.

02/23/2019
AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run
Evening walk/run with live entertainment
Saturday, February 23, Tempe Beach Park, Tempe
Registration begins at 3 p.m. Run begins at 5 p.m. Walk begins at 6 p.m.
AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run is the largest gathering in Arizona to support people living with HIV and raise community awareness. The event is family-friendly and features Paws for the Cause, the dog-friendly portion of the walk, and Kids for the Cause where we invite kids of all ages to get involved and fundraise, All proceeds benefit our community partner agencies in greater Phoenix that provide critical HIV services. To register or donate, click HERE.

02/23/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

02/23/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution from Market on the Move (MOM)
Fourth Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 am (unless noted otherwise)
•   7 to 10 am, The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Coffelt-Lamoreaux Housing, 2020 West Durango St., Phoenix, AZ 85009
•   Ramiro’s Mexican Food, 10720 West Indian School Rd. #20, Phoenix, AZ 85037
•   Plus locations in Tucson
For a donation of $10, you can get up to 60 lbs. of produce which you can share with other families. This also helps rescue good, fresh produce from going to the landfills. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags or boxes. Find a schedule of future events and locations at http://the3000club.org. To volunteer to help, please call 623.374.2559 or email nicco@the3000club.org.

02/23/2019
Get Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce for Just $12
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 to 11 am. Anyone can contribute $12 for up to 70 lbs. of of fresh, nutritious, rescued produce. You can shop on a budget and help curb food waste too. No income or residential qualifications. Please share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.
•   Crossroads United Methodist Church – 7901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85020
•   First Baptist Church of Scottsdale – 7025 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale 85251
•   Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA – 14711 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 85306
•   Islamic Center of the East Valley – 425 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler 85224
•   La Mesa Village Apartments - 655 S Mesa Dr., Mesa 85210
•   Root 2 Route Botanicals at Boston’s Restaurant – 804 Cacheris Ct., Casa Grande 85122
•   St. Mark Lutheran Church – 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix 85032
•   Sword of the Spirit Ministry (west of Estrella Pkwy. & Illini St.) – 15635 W. Illini St., Goodyear 85338
•   Word of Abundant Life Christian Center – 6849 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix 85033
Click HERE for a schedule of future locations and dates. For more information about Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW), visit www.borderlandsfooodbank.org, call 520.287.2627 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.

02/23/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the Gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

02/24/2019
Next to Normal
Presented by Arizona Regional Theatre
Feb. 15 through 24, 3rd Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Downtown Phoenix
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Details and tickets HERE.

02/25/2019
Internal Medicine Open House
and Farm Express Bus
Monday, February 25, 11 am to 1:20 pm, Banner-University Medical Center - Phoenix
Complimentary refreshments, meet the care team, food demonstrations, raffles and giveaways, Q & A with physicians, community agencies & resources, doc talks. Located in the Edwards building just behind the BUMCP hospital, 1300 N12th St., Suite 508 (5th Floor), Phoenix. Please park on the second floor of the attached parking structure.Questions? Contact Tracie, 602.839.6422.

02/25/2019
Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Monday, Feb. 25, 10 am to 1 pm
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) invites you to participate in Unmasking Brain Injury, a visual art and education project to be displayed across Arizona. This is the last of several mask making events for brain injury survivors at the ABILITY360 Center. The objective is to have each person living with a brain injury, create a mask that depicts the hidden feelings behind their brain injury in an effort to raise awareness in our communities and give survivors a VOICE! For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/25/2019
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
February 24 – March 2
Get screened, get help or get involved at http://nedawareness.org/.

02/25/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

02/26/2019
Motivational Interviewing Intermediate
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Tuesday, February 26, 9 am to 4 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $110 per person
Enhance your understanding of motivational interviewing, a goal-oriented evidence-based practice useful in treating clients for a variety of behaviors. Learn the components of the MI spirit, how to solicit change talk, and respond to client sustain talk in your practice. Participants are encouraged to attend MI Basics prior to this course. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

02/26/2019
Supervising Peer and Family Support: Reaching Extraordinary Outcomes
Training from Arizona Peer and Family Career Academy
Tues.-Wed., Feb. 26-27, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Mesa, AZ
Wed.-Thurs., March 20-21, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Phoenix, AZ
This two-day seminar dives deep into how provide optimal supervision for your peer and family support staff and deliver extraordinary outcomes for your program. You do NOT need to be a peer or family support employee to enroll. Clinicians and medical staff alike will benefit from this program. To register, visit www.azpfca.org/course-calendar. Classes also in Flagstaff, Tucson, Kingman and Yuma.

02/26/2019
ASU 2nd Annual Mental Health Conference
Open to the public, free admission
Tuesday, February 26, 5 to 8:30 pm
ASU Tempe Campus, Student Pavillion, 400 E. Orange St., Tempe, AZ 85287 Be proactive and talk about mental health! Co-sponsored by ASU Undergraduate Student Government. To learn more, visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/asu-2nd-annual-mental-health-conference.

02/26/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

02/27/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

02/27/2019
Dance/Movement Therapy: When Words Are Not Enough
Lunch & Learn presented by Aurora Behavioral Health System
Wed., Feb. 27, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Aurora West, Glendale, Ariz.
This event is free. Lunch and CEU credits (1.5 hours) will be provided. Due to limited seating, we kindly ask that you register online. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

02/27/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution events from Market on the Move (MOM)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 to 10 am
The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
For a donation of $10, get up to 60 lbs. of produce. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags. For more info, visit http://the3000club.org.

02/28/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

02/28/2019
Water and Stone: The Power of Mindfulness for Social Change
2nd Annual Conference from ASU
Thurs.-Fri, Feb. 28 and March 1, 9 am to 5:30 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $169 - $299
Join friends from ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience for a non-traditional, two-day active conference featuring keynote presentations by Dr. Kamilah Majied, a mental health clinician, international consultant, practicing Buddhist and Professor of Clinical Social Work at Howard University and Rhonda V. Magee, a professor at the University of San Francisco and a teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions for lawyers, law students and for minimizing social identity-based bias. For more information or to register, visit https://mindfulnesscenter.asu.edu/events/annual-conference-2019.

02/28/2019
Mercy Honors
Celebrating a community of members, advocates, providers and employees
Thursday, February 28, 7:30 am breakfast reception, 8:30 to 10 am program
Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix, 2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
Save the date for the event where Mercy Care will honor the RISE Award winners at Mercy Honors, a celebration that combines Mercy Care's signature recognition events. Details to come.

02/28/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 7 pm, Pendergast Community Center, 10550 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times and location or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

02/28/2019
Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health: Medical, Dental and Counseling
Free seminar from the City of Peoria
Thursday, Feb. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Rio Vista Recreation Center, Peoria
Since 1997, Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) has provided affordable, high-quality healthcare services to Maricopa County. Our model of care places patients’ needs at the center of attention as we deliver comprehensive health services including medical, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, prenatal care, and community resource programs. NOAH accepts most insurances, including AHCCCS. NOAH also offers a sliding-scale fee for those who need it most.Professional, courteous, bilingual staff will be available at the seminar to help you apply for social services and/or schedule an appointment. Come learn more about NOAH and how they can help you. The seminar is free. Registration is required, contact peoriasupport@peoriaaz.gov or 623.773.7070.

03/01/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting CANCELED
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, but the March meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be held April 5. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

03/01/2019
Breakfast at the Farm for Case Managers and Behavioral Health Personnel
with Hunkapi Programs, Inc.
Friday, March 1, 7:30 to 9:30 am
12051 N. 96th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Join us for a light breakfast, meet our herd and staff, view our facility, and explore the programming offered at Hunkapi. This event is free to the public, but is geared towards professionals, case managers, and behavioral health personnel. Please PRE-REGISTER. No charge. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. Can't make it to this one? These will occur on a monthly basis.

03/01/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

03/02/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

03/02/2019
Homebuyer Event
Free event from the Arizona Housing Coalition
Saturday, March 2, 10 am to 2 pm, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix
Learn how much you can afford, about down payment assistance programs, get a free credit report, free advice and more. To register, visit https://azhousingcoalition.org/event-3242455.

03/02/2019
Compassion Queen Creek
Free health clinic for our neighbors
Saturday, March 2, 8 am to 2 pm, J.O. Combs Middle School, Queen Creek, AZ
Compassion Queen Creek is a one-day free health clinic event sponsored by local churches and community partnerships, providing basic medical, dental, vision and other health services. Social services agencies are available to answer questions and educate guests on local and state resources that are available for on-going support. Register or sign up to volunteer at https://compassionconnectaz.org/cqc/.

03/02/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution from Market on the Move (MOM)
First Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 am (unless noted otherwise)
•   7 to 10 am, The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane. Phoenix, AZ 85027
•   Cortez H.S., 8828 North 31st Ave., Phoenix 85051
•   New Song United Methodist Church, 16303 W. Bell Road, Surpise 85374
•   Sun Life Family Health Center, 1856 East Florence Blvd., Casa Grande 85122
•   Plus locations in Tucson and Cottonwood
For a donation of $10, you can get up to 60 lbs. of produce which you can share with other families. This also helps rescue good, fresh produce from going to the landfills. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags or boxes. Find a schedule of future events and locations at http://the3000club.org. To volunteer to help, please call 623.374.2559 or email nicco@the3000club.org.

03/02/2019
Get Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce for Just $12
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, March 2, 8 to 11 am. Anyone can contribute $12 for up to 70 lbs. of of fresh, nutritious, rescued produce. You can shop on a budget and help curb food waste too. No income or residential qualifications. Please share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.
•   Calvary North Church – 14201 N. 32nd St., Phoenix 85032
•   Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church – 425 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert 85234
•   Laveen Baptist Church – 5036 W. Dobbins Rd., Laveen 85339
•   Open Door Fellowship Church– 8301 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 85021
•   Southwest Valley Family YMCA – 2919 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear 85395
•   The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist – 4102 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix 85308
•   Willowbrook United Methodist Church – 19390 N. 99th Ave., Sun City 85373
Click HERE for a schedule of future locations and dates. For more information about Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW), visit www.borderlandsfooodbank.org, call 520.287.2627 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.

03/04/2019
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03/04/2019
2019 Integrated Health Care Conference
Show Me the Evidence! Clinical, Management, and Financial Outcomes in Integrated Care
March 4, 5 and 6, Tempe, AZ
The 2019 Integrated Health Care (IHC) conference at Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions will focus on evidence supporting programs and practices for the integration of behavioral health in primary care and other integrated health care settings. Evidence will range from cost effectiveness of integrated care to effective strategies for implementation of integrated care programs. Speakers will address issues regarding operational outcomes, financial models and strategies, and workflow recommendations. CE credit available. For more information or to register, visit https://chs.asu.edu/ihc.

03/04/2019
Providing Services for Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors with Disabilities
by Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Monday, March 4, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034, conference center
This 1-day workshop is a collaboration with Ability 360 and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. We will discuss disability history and culture, practical language, and etiquette skills that will help professionals provide better interaction and promote client empowerment and independence. Please don't wear fragrances. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

03/04/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

03/04/2019
National Social Work Month
March
Every day, the nation's 680,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers around the nation and world and their supporters to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession. To learn more, visit www.socialworkers.org.

03/04/2019
Brain Injury Awareness Month
March
A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Early and equal access to care for all is the goal of this awareness month. To learn more, and to join the #ChangeYourMind campaign, visit www.biausa.org.

03/04/2019
National Developmental Disabilities Month
March
This week, we call upon Americans to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. To learn more, visit www.specialneedsalliance.org/march-is-developmental-disabilities-awareness-month.

03/04/2019
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
March
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign created to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available, both locally and nationally. To learn more, visit www.ncpgambling.org, call the 24-hour confidential national helpline, 1.800.522.4700 or text 1.800.522.4700.

03/04/2019
National Nutrition Month
March
National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. To learn more, visit www.eatright.org.

03/05/2019
NAMI Community Education Program (formerly Education Meeting)
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! Come join NAMI Valley of the Sun for an informative presentation about treatment and housing resources that are available to individuals with serious mental illnesses. We will discuss treatment and housing resources to address how to best manage mental health symptoms in conjunction with skills for independent living. We will also discuss housing situations where mental health treatment is offered as part of housing along with housing options where treatment can be sought in community settings. You are welcome to ask questions as we discuss a variety of available options. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org.

03/05/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

03/05/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

03/05/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

03/05/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

03/06/2019
Job and Training Institute
Free and open to women and men
Wednesday, March 6, 9:30 am to 4 pm and monthly
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Father Matters Job and Training Institute assists job seekers (men and women) with services and resources that will help with securing employment or obtaining better employment. Topics include adapting to change, job searching, money management, preparing for interviews, dependability, ethics, cover letter/resume writing, customer service and job retention. Free continental breakfast and lunch provided; certificates of completion provided at end of training. For more information or future dates, visit www.fathermatters.org. To register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or info@fathermatters.org.

03/06/2019
Arizona Behavioral Health Networking Group - West Valley Meeting
Share information about your services
Wed., March 6, 12 to 1:30 pm
Peoria Police Department - Peoria Room, 8351 W. Cinnabar, Peoria, AZ 85345
The goal of this group is to provide a platform for local providers to collaborate and exchange resources and information about behavioral health services available in the west Valley. Please RSVP. For more information and to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

03/06/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution events from Market on the Move (MOM)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 to 10 am
The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
For a donation of $10, get up to 60 lbs. of produce. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags. For more info, visit http://the3000club.org.

03/08/2019
Harvard Forum Event: Health Care
by Harvard Club of Phoenix
Friday, March 8, 7 to 9 pm
UBS Hall Basement (follow the signs), 4800 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
If you would like to understand the terrain that you and your family will navigate regarding healthcare during the next several years, you will want to hear this presentation. The event will feature a review of several topics, including behaviorial health, the use of telemedicine and more. No charge, but reservations required. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

03/08/2019
2019 Sue Gilbertson Leadership Awards Celebration
Presented by MIKID
Friday, March 8, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Orange Tree Golf Resort, Scottsdale
Join MIKID in honoring an individual whose extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of Arizona’s children has made a positive and lasting impact. This year's recipient is Jonathan D. Conant, Attorney at Law. For a flyer, click HERE. For tickets, click HERE.

03/09/2019
Fresh Start Gala
A benefit for the Fresh Start Women's Foundation
Saturday, March 9, 6 pm, The Phoenician
The 23rd Annual Fresh Start Gala will honor more than two decades of support for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, incredible live entertainment, dancing and many surprises throughout this special evening. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit www.freshstartwomen.org

03/09/2019
Superhero of the Community 5k Run & Walk
Sponsored by REN to support behavioral health services in our community
Saturday, March 9, registration at 9 am, race starts at 10 am, Foothills Park, Glendale
Calling all SUPER HEROES of the Community! Come dressed as your favorite Superhero as we run through the beautiful desert landscapes and raise money for behavioral health services in your community. Use code RUN4REN to save $10 off registration through February. For more info, call 602.248.0368. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com

03/09/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

03/09/2019
West Valley Health and Wellness Expo
Free event
Saturday, March 9, 9 am to 4 pm, Glendale Civic Center
The Health and Wellness Expo is the place to go for the latest in fitness, nutrition, healthy, psychology, workplace wellness and more. The Expo, features technologies and practitioners who are leading the health and fitness revolution. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

03/09/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution from Market on the Move (MOM)
Second Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 am (unless noted otherwise)
•   Paradise Valley Mall, 4568 East Cactus Rd., Phoenix 85032
•   Excelencia Elementary, 2181 East McDowell Rd., Phoenix 85006
•   Trinity Christian Fellowship, 50 South McQueen Rd., Chandler 85225
•   Glenn F. Burton Elementary, 4801 West Maryland Ave., Glendale 85301
•   Plus locations in Tucson and Payson
For a donation of $10, you can get up to 60 lbs. of produce which you can share with other families. This also helps rescue good, fresh produce from going to the landfills. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags or boxes. Find a schedule of future events and locations at http://the3000club.org. To volunteer to help, please call 623.374.2559 or email nicco@the3000club.org.

03/09/2019
Get Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce for Just $12
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, March 9, 8 to 11 am. Anyone can contribute $12 for up to 70 lbs. of of fresh, nutritious, rescued produce. You can shop on a budget and help curb food waste too. No income or residential qualifications. Please share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.
•   Corona Baptist Church – 4450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226
•   Faith Bible Church - 17230 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 85308
•   Freedom Family Church – 13325 S. Tacna Rd., Arizona City 85123
•   Genesis Church – 13625 N. 32nd St., Phoenix 85032
•   Living Word Bible Church – 3520 E. Brown Rd., Mesa 85213
•   Maricopa Market at Sequoia Pathway Academy – 19265 N. Porter Rd., Maricopa 85138
•   Northwest Valley Family YMCA – 12450 W. Cinnabar Ave., El Mirage 85335
•   7 to 11 am, San Tan Valley Farmers Market at Combs H.S., 2505 E. Germann Rd., San Tan Valley 85140
•   The Odyssey Institute for Advanced & International Studies – 1495 S. Verrado Way, Buckeye 85326
Click HERE for a schedule of future locations and dates. For more information about Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW), visit www.borderlandsfooodbank.org, call 520.287.2627 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.

03/11/2019
National Brain Awareness Week
March 11 – 17
A global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Learn more at www.dana.org/BAW.

03/12/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

03/12/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

03/12/2019
Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting
For survivors, professionals and supporters
Second Tuesday of every ODD month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 2033 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
The goal of the Coalition is to change those conditions that result in suicidal acts in Arizona through awareness, intervention, and action. For information, please email AZSPC@gmail.com or visit www.azspc.org/. Meetings are subject to change.

03/13/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution events from Market on the Move (MOM)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 to 10 am
The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
For a donation of $10, get up to 60 lbs. of produce. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags. For more info, visit http://the3000club.org.

03/14/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports to grow and reliaze you are not alone on your journey. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

03/14/2019
Compassion Fatigue and Self Care
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Thursday, March 14, 1 to 4 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $59 per person
We find in the behavioral health arena compassion fatigue has a significant presence and can lead to negative outcomes for the helpers. Self care is all about learning how to take care of yourself and identify those issues that trigger you to act in a negative manner. This is where the real work begins. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

03/14/2019
Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Thursday, March 14, 9 am to 12 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $59 per person
Suicide is a major public health concern indiscriminate of one’s age, gender, or socioeconomic status. This course will discuss ways individuals can become more comfortable with the topic of suicide, as well as educate and empower citizens to connect those in need to lifesaving services. Additionally, this course will delve into the difference between suicidal ideation and suicide itself. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

03/14/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

03/14/2019
Fathers Mentoring Fathers Workshop
Free workshop for men only
Thurs., March 14, 9:30 am to 4 pm
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Come and explore new roles as a father, discuss effective communication techniques, find out how other men take on new responsibilities of fatherhood, hear ways to spend quality time with your children, and more. Free continental breakfast and lunch provided; English and Español; Certificates of completion provided at end. To register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or info@fathermatters.org. For info and future dates, visit www.fathermatters.org.

03/15/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

03/16/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

03/16/2019
Will Walk to End Homelessness
Free two-mile walk to raise awareness and benefit the Human Services Campus
Saturday, March 16, 1th Ave. and Madison St., Phoenix
Registration 7:30 to 8, walk 8 to 9, activities 9 to 10 am. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for the Human Services Campus (HSC), a local non-profit which serves over 1000 people experiencing homelessness every day in Arizona. This is a no-cost event. Donations are appreciated, but not expected! To register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 602.282.0858.

03/16/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution from Market on the Move (MOM)
Third Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 am (unless noted otherwise)
•   7 to 10 am, The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Tree Of Life Christian Center, 7200 North 19th Ave., Phoenix 85021
•   Islamic Community Center Of Phx. 7516 North Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix 85051
•   Streams Church, 6532 North El Mirage Rd., Glendale 85345
•   Celebration Lutheran Church, 8726 West Olive Ave., Peoria 85345
•   Plus locations in Tucson and Prescott
For a donation of $10, you can get up to 60 lbs. of produce which you can share with other families. This also helps rescue good, fresh produce from going to the landfills. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags or boxes. Find a schedule of future events and locations at http://the3000club.org. To volunteer to help, please call 623.374.2559 or email nicco@the3000club.org.

03/18/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

03/18/2019
National Social Work Month
March
Every day, the nation's 680,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers around the nation and world and their supporters to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession. To learn more, visit www.socialworkers.org.

03/18/2019
Brain Injury Awareness Month
March
A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Early and equal access to care for all is the goal of this awareness month. To learn more, and to join the #ChangeYourMind campaign, visit www.biausa.org.

03/18/2019
National Developmental Disabilities Month
March
This week, we call upon Americans to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. To learn more, visit www.specialneedsalliance.org/march-is-developmental-disabilities-awareness-month.

03/18/2019
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
March
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign created to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available, both locally and nationally. To learn more, visit www.ncpgambling.org, call the 24-hour confidential national helpline, 1.800.522.4700 or text 1.800.522.4700.

03/18/2019
National Nutrition Month
March
National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. To learn more, visit www.eatright.org.

03/19/2019
Ethics in the Workplace and Cultural Intelligence Trainings
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Tuesday, March 19, Downtown Phoenix Campus
Ethics in the Workplace, 9 am to noon $59, Cultural Intelligence, 1 to 4 pm $59 or both for $109
This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the moral concepts of goodness, right, and obligation, and the ways in which they operate in the workplace. These concepts are further enhanced during the classroom discussions and group work. Additionally, this training is designed to provide participants with Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, which is defined by the Harvard Business Review as the ability to make sense of unfamiliar contexts and then blend in. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

03/19/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

03/20/2019
Supervising Peer and Family Support: Reaching Extraordinary Outcomes
Training from Arizona Peer and Family Career Academy
Wed.-Thurs., March 20-21, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Phoenix, AZ
This two-day seminar dives deep into how provide optimal supervision for your peer and family support staff and deliver extraordinary outcomes for your program. You do NOT need to be a peer or family support employee to enroll. Clinicians and medical staff alike will benefit from this program. To register, visit www.azpfca.org/course-calendar.

03/20/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

03/20/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution events from Market on the Move (MOM)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 to 10 am
The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
For a donation of $10, get up to 60 lbs. of produce. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags. For more info, visit http://the3000club.org.

03/20/2019
Kick Butts Day
March 20
Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Events are held in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world. Learn more at www.kickbuttsday.org.

03/21/2019
Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon
17th annual fundraising event for Florence Crittenton
Thursday, March 21, 10 am at the Phoenician
The Annual Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon brings more than 800 business leaders and community members together to support the healing of at-risk and disadvantaged girls. Proceeds from the luncheon provide significant funding to aid in Florence Crittenton's mission of providing safety, hope and opportunity to every girl whose life theytouch. For sponsorship information or to register, visit www.flocrit.org/single-event/teaming-up-for-girls.

03/21/2019
World Down Syndrome Day
March 21
Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages people all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. Learn more at worlddownsyndromeday2.org.

03/23/2019
35th Annual Camaraderie Black and White Gala
A night of heroes to benefit A New Leaf
Saturday, March 23, 6 to 11 pm, Omni Scottsdale Resort
This celebratory evening benefits the critical services provided by A New Leaf's homeless and domestic violence shelters. Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live entertainment, auctions, dancing, and many surprises throughout this special evening of giving. For tickets and more information, visit turnanewleaf.org.

03/23/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

03/23/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, March 23, 9 am to 2 pm, Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times and location or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

03/23/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution from Market on the Move (MOM)
Fourth Saturday of each month, 8 to 10 am (unless noted otherwise)
•   7 to 10 am, The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Coffelt-Lamoreaux Housing, 2020 West Durango St., Phoenix, AZ 85009
•   Ramiro’s Mexican Food, 10720 West Indian School Rd. #20, Phoenix, AZ 85037
•   Plus locations in Tucson
For a donation of $10, you can get up to 60 lbs. of produce which you can share with other families. This also helps rescue good, fresh produce from going to the landfills. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags or boxes. Find a schedule of future events and locations at http://the3000club.org. To volunteer to help, please call 623.374.2559 or email nicco@the3000club.org.

03/23/2019
Get Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce for Just $12
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, March 23, 8 to 11 am. Anyone can contribute $12 for up to 70 lbs. of of fresh, nutritious, rescued produce. You can shop on a budget and help curb food waste too. No income or residential qualifications. Please share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.
•   Crossroads United Methodist Church – 7901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85020
•   First Baptist Church of Scottsdale – 7025 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale 85251
•   Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA – 14711 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 85306
•   Islamic Center of the East Valley – 425 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler 85224
•   La Mesa Village Apartments - 655 S Mesa Dr., Mesa 85210
•   Root 2 Route Botanicals at Boston’s Restaurant – 804 Cacheris Ct., Casa Grande 85122
•   St. Mark Lutheran Church – 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix 85032
•   Sword of the Spirit Ministry (west of Estrella Pkwy. & Illini St.) – 15635 W. Illini St., Goodyear 85338
•   Word of Abundant Life Christian Center – 6849 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix 85033
Click HERE for a schedule of future locations and dates. For more information about Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW), visit www.borderlandsfooodbank.org, call 520.287.2627 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.

03/23/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the Gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

03/24/2019
Open Mic For Great Mental Health
Let's bring our voices together for great mental health awareness
Sunday, March 24, 4 to 6 pm, Phoenix
All genres of Music, Straight, Lgbt and All Races are welcome! Great Mental Health doen't have a specific race or gender that it affects. We can fight this together for Great Mental Health. We will have Spoken Word, Music and Stories Of Triumph! To participate with Singing, Music, Poetry or Spoken Word. For information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

03/25/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, Grand Canyon Room, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. he facilitator assists attendees to develop public comments on proposed changes. Attendees may develop their public comments as either individuals or as a group. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

03/26/2019
American Diabetes Association Alert Day
March 26
American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in American adults by asking America to take the American Diabetes Association Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete. Learn more or take the test at www.diabetes.org.

03/26/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

03/27/2019
Mental Health First Aid
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Wed., March 27, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $85 per person
ou may know CPR. You can call 911. But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis? Mental Health First Aid is an 6 hour course where you will learn how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. You will learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and addictions. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

03/27/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

03/27/2019
Get Up to 60 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Just $10 from MOM
Produce distribution events from Market on the Move (MOM)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 to 10 am
The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
For a donation of $10, get up to 60 lbs. of produce. First come, first served! Please bring your own bags. For more info, visit http://the3000club.org.

03/28/2019
Project Connect
More than 50 service providers in one location
• Thursday, March 28, Calvary PHX Church, 12612 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85029
• Thursday, May 16, First Southern Baptist Church Avondale, 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale, AZ 85323
• Thursday, June 13, The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 830 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204
Individuals and families who need assistance with housing, shelter, benefits, identification, and other basic health and human services are invited to be guests at Project Connect. This Valley of the Sun United Way event helps those in need on their journey to health, financial stability, and housing by bringing more than 50 service providers to one location. This event allows individuals and families to receive numerous services in one day that could normally take days, weeks, or months on their own. Click HERE for a schedule of future events.

03/28/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

03/29/2019
Arizona Harm Reduction Conference
Any Positive Change
Friday, March 29, 8 am to 5 pm, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, $75 to $100
Please join us for Arizona’s first ever Harm Reduction Conference! This is the only multidisciplinary conference in the state focused on improving the health of people who use drugs and other bodies deemed “criminal.” This conference will serve as a space to bring together local and national experts, community members, health and treatment professionals, and those directly impacted by substance use to hold conversations about harm reduction at every level. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

03/29/2019
15th Annual American Indian Disability Summit
Gathering Native voices to address collective trauma
Friday, March 29, Desert Willow Conference Center
The mission of the 2019 Annual American Indian Disability Summit is to provide interaction, networking, education and support for American Indians with disabilities and their families, and bridging opportunities and resources in rural and urban tribal communities opportunity. To register, click HERE.

03/29/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

03/29/2019
Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative Class
Empower! Ability 360 event
Spring Session: Fridays, March 29 through May 3, 11 am to 2 pm
This is a free 7-week course that is designed to engage individuals with disabilities in their communities. Get involved with Ability360, your city, and your community; Learn more about disability history and the Independent Living Philosophy; Gain and improve communication and leadership skills; and Advocate more for yourself and others. To register, visit https://ability360.org/azeei. For more information or assistance with filling out your application, contact Gillian Carr, GillianC@ability360.org or (602) 682-5581.

03/30/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

03/30/2019
World Bipolar Day
March 30
The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma. Learn more at www.worldbipolarday.org.

03/30/2019
Get Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce for Just $12
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, March 30, 8 to 11 am. Anyone can contribute $12 for up to 70 lbs. of of fresh, nutritious, rescued produce. You can shop on a budget and help curb food waste too. No income or residential qualifications. Please share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.
•   Aldersgate United Methodist Church – 3530 N. 32nd St., Phoenix 85018
•   Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley (Compadre Branch) – 300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler 85225
•   CHEEERS Recovery Center – 1950 W. Heatherbrae Dr., Phoenix, 85015
•   Elevate Christian Church – 4655 S. 16th St., Phoenix 85018
•   RCCG Jubilee Parish – 11122 W. Alabama Ave., Ste. A, Youngtown 85363
•   St. Luke Lutheran Church – 807 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa 85203
Click HERE for a schedule of future locations and dates. For more information about Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW), visit www.borderlandsfooodbank.org, call 520.287.2627 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.

04/01/2019
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04/01/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

04/02/2019
Mental Health First Aid Training
Learn how to help someone in a crisis
Tues. and Wed., April 2-3, 12 to 4 pm
The Landings at Ventana Lakes, Room Edgewater B, 20235 N. 106th Ave., Sun City, 85373
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems. Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. For more information, other dates, or to register, visit www.aaaphx.org/mental-health-first-aid/. Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging and the National Council for Behavioral Health.

04/02/2019
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Homework and School Behavior Discussion
City of Tempe, Education, Families and Youth Development
Tuesday, April 2, 5 to 7 pm
Thew Family Resource Center, 2130 E Howe Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
All parents struggle with the same kinds of problems. These two-hour sessions on a specific topic are designed to present you with information and to share ideas with other parents struggling with the same issue. All courses are FREE and include a light meal or snack and child care! Discussion groups are for families with children 0-12 years of age. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

04/02/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

04/02/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

04/02/2019
NAMI Community Education Program (formerly Education Meeting)
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

04/02/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

04/02/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

04/02/2019
World Autism Awareness Day
April 2
Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all month to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support. Learn more at www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day.

04/04/2019
Human Trafficking Presentation
Protect your children
Thursday, April 4, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Ombudsman Charter School Metro, 7910 N 43rd Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85335
This training is open to the public and is appropriate for ages 16+. In this FREE presentation we define the two types of human trafficking as well as providing information for students about how traffickers find their victims and steps they can take to protect themselves. We also provide Arizona statistics and resources that students can contact in the event that they are approached by a possible trafficker. Please RSVP with Mrs. Lynn at hlynn@ombudsman.com or 623.203.7024. Sponsored by Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

04/05/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

04/06/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

04/07/2019
World Health Day
April 7
04/08/2019
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April
Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family wellbeing. To learn more, www.childwelfare.gov.

04/08/2019
Alcohol Awareness Month
April
Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. To learn more, visit www.facingaddiction.org/news.

04/08/2019
Autism Acceptance Month and National Autism Awareness Month
April
During Autism Acceptance Month and National Autism Awareness Month, focus on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people. Autism Acceptance Month promotes acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members making valuable contributions to our world. Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds. To learn more, visit www.autismacceptancemonth.com and http://50.116.70.15/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/.

04/08/2019
Counseling Awareness Month
April
Counseling Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the counseling profession, showcase the important work counselors do in communities nationwide, and educate the public about the many ways in which all types of counselors empower others to live more fulfilling lives. Spread the word about the power of counseling. To learn more, to find out what a counselor can help with, or to find a counselor, visit www.counseling.org/about-us/counseling-awareness-month. #CounselorsHelp

04/08/2019
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
April 8 – 12
Learn ways to prevent or reduce youth violence and make schools and communities safe at http://nationalsave.org. Presented by SAVE, Students Against Violence Everywhere.

04/09/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

04/09/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

04/10/2019
Get It Together: Organize Your Financial Records
Free presentation from Desert Financial
Wednesday, April 10, 12 to 1:30 pm
ABILITY360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034, conference hall 1
Financial wellness is an important asset for individuals to reach their personal goals. When your finances are in check, the rest of your life can seem more manageable. This presentation helps you to know what to have in case of emergency, what to keep where and how long. There is no cost to attend. Please don't wear fragrances. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

04/11/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports to grow and reliaze you are not alone on your journey. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

04/11/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

04/11/2019
Addiction and Spirituality
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Thursday, April 11, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $59 per person
This interactive workshop begins by providing an overview of addiction, models of addiction & cross addiction. The second half of the workshop focuses on the journey through recovery with an emphasis on the importance of spirituality. Group discussions will give participants the opportunity to share from experience & learn new tools, exercises & methods to help clients through their recovery journey. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

04/11/2019
National Alcohol Screening Day
April 11
Don't let drinking take over your life. Rethink your drinking habits. Take an anonymous screening at http://howdoyouscore.org.

04/12/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

04/12/2019
Living Well with a Disability
Empower! Ability 360 event
Spring Session: Fridays, April 12 through June 7, 11 am to 2 pm
Living Well with a Disability is a free 10-week program to help individuals develop healthy habits and learn new skills to live well with a disability in all aspects of their lives. Topics include: goal setting, problem solving, healthy communications, eating well, and other skill sets needed to not only achieve your goals but to Live Well with your Disability. To register, visit https://ability360.org/livingwell. For more information or assistance with filling out your application, contact Steve Norton, SteveN@ability360.org or (480) 589-6808.

04/13/2019
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge
VITA Program at the Ability360 Center
Every Saturday through April 13, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message.

04/15/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

04/16/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

04/17/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

04/17/2019
Problem Solving Courts Conference: Voices of Justice
Presented by the Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals
April 17, 18 and 19, Prescott Resort, Prescott AZ. Save the date.

04/18/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Thursday, April 18, 9 am to 12 pm, Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Ln., Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times and location or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

04/22/2019
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April
Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family wellbeing. To learn more, www.childwelfare.gov.

04/22/2019
Alcohol Awareness Month
April
Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. To learn more, visit www.facingaddiction.org/news.

04/22/2019
Autism Acceptance Month and National Autism Awareness Month
April
During Autism Acceptance Month and National Autism Awareness Month, focus on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people. Autism Acceptance Month promotes acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members making valuable contributions to our world. Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds. To learn more, visit www.autismacceptancemonth.com and http://50.116.70.15/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/.

04/22/2019
Counseling Awareness Month
April
Counseling Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the counseling profession, showcase the important work counselors do in communities nationwide, and educate the public about the many ways in which all types of counselors empower others to live more fulfilling lives. Spread the word about the power of counseling. To learn more, to find out what a counselor can help with, or to find a counselor, visit www.counseling.org/about-us/counseling-awareness-month. #CounselorsHelp

04/22/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

04/23/2019
Self-Esteem Support Group
Free 7-week group for teens
Every Tuesday (except holidays), April 23 through June 4, 6 to 7:30 pmBlooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. For information, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

04/23/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

04/24/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

04/25/2019
Behavioral Health Studies Continuing Education Webinar Series
CEUs available
Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) will offer a series of live webinars in 2019 facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Register at https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars.
April 25: Advancing Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities of Vulnerable Populations
June 13: The Link Between Inflammation and Mental Illness
June 27: Best Practices in Prescribing Psychiatric Medications and Why Not to Prescribe for Grief and Bereavement
Each webinar is $50. Discounts for multiple webinars and group discounts available.

04/25/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

04/25/2019
Advancing Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities of Vulnerable U.S. Populations
Behavioral health studies continuing education webinar
Thursday, April 25, 11 am to 12 pm, $50
Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) offers live webinars facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Webinar recordings will be made available to all registered guests. To register, visit https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars.

04/26/2019
10th Annual Ability360 Center Health and Wellness Fair
Free 2-day health fair
Friday, April 26, 12 to 5 pm and Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 4 pm, FREE
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,000 attendees. Event is FREE to the general public, including consumers, families, healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship opportunities available. For questions, please contact David Carey, 602.443.0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

04/26/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

04/27/2019
10th Annual Ability360 Center Health and Wellness Fair
Free 2-day health fair
Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 4 pm, FREE
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,000 attendees. Event is FREE to the general public, including consumers, families, healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship opportunities available. For questions, please contact David Carey, 602.443.0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

04/27/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the Gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

04/29/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

04/29/2019
National Infant Immunization Week
April 26 – May 3
Learn the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by visiting www.cdc.gov.

05/03/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

05/06/2019
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05/06/2019
Mental Health Month
May
Since 1949, Mental Health America and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. Join them in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities. To learn more, visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

05/06/2019
National Foster Care Month
May
May is set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. To learn more, visit www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/about.

05/06/2019
National Nurses Week
May 6 – 12
National Nurses Week recognizes and celebrates the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community. At Southwest Network, we appreciate all of our nurses! Learn more at http://nursingworld.org.

05/06/2019
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
May 6 – 10
Please join people from around the nation in a dialogue about the importance of children's mental health and in an effort to raise awareness and end stigma. Learn more at www.ffcmh.org.

05/07/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

05/07/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

05/07/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

05/07/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

05/07/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

05/09/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports to grow and reliaze you are not alone on your journey. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

05/09/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

05/10/2019
Caregiving: Mindfulness and Resources
Free webinar from Health Services Advisory Group
Friday, May 10, 2019, 9 to 10 am
Regardless of the patient’s diagnosis and the caregiver’s devotion, caregiving takes an emotional and physical toll without vigilance and support. Learn how to protect yourself and others from burnout and help loved ones stay at home as long as possible. Registration is required. For more information, to register, or for future webinars, click HERE.

05/10/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

05/11/2019
THRIVE 9th Annual Awards Gala and Dinner
Benefiting the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Saturday, May 11, 6 to 11 pm, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
On Saturday, May 19, the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) will present the ninth annual Thrive Gala and Awards Dinner. The only one of its kind in Arizona, the Thrive Gala is designed to honor and celebrate sexual and domestic violence survivors, advocates, and allies. The evening includes a cocktail reception with a unique silent auction and raffle experience, dinner, the presentation of the state's only awards for survivors and those working to address sexual and domestic violence, with live entertainment and dancing! For more information and tickets, visit www.acesdv.org/details.

05/13/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

05/14/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

05/14/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

05/14/2019
Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting
For survivors, professionals and supporters
Second Tuesday of every ODD month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 2033 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
The goal of the Coalition is to change those conditions that result in suicidal acts in Arizona through awareness, intervention, and action. For information, please email AZSPC@gmail.com or visit www.azspc.org/. Meetings are subject to change.

05/15/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

05/16/2019
Project Connect
More than 50 service providers in one location
• Thursday, May 16, First Southern Baptist Church Avondale, 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale, AZ 85323
• Thursday, June 13, The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 830 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204
Individuals and families who need assistance with housing, shelter, benefits, identification, and other basic health and human services are invited to be guests at Project Connect. This Valley of the Sun United Way event helps those in need on their journey to health, financial stability, and housing by bringing more than 50 service providers to one location. This event allows individuals and families to receive numerous services in one day that could normally take days, weeks, or months on their own. Click HERE for a schedule of future events.

05/17/2019
Rays of Hope
Survivor and Caregiver Educational Conference
Friday, May 17, 2019, Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix
Join the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona for a free educational conference for survivors of brain injury, caregivers of those with brain injury, and family members. To learn more, visit www.eventbrite.com.

05/18/2019
West Valley Health and Wellness Expo
Free admission and parking
Saturday, May 18, 9 am to 4 pm, Glendale Civic Center
The Health and Wellness Expo is the place to go for the latest in fitness, nutrition, healthy, psychology, workplace wellness and more. The Expo, features technologies and practitioners who are leading the health and fitness revolution. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

05/20/2019
Mental Health Month
May
Since 1949, Mental Health America and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. Join them in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities. To learn more, visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

05/20/2019
National Foster Care Month
May
May is set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. To learn more, visit www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/about.

05/21/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

05/22/2019
25th Annual SEEDS Conference
Mental Health America of Arizona
Wed., May 22 and Thurs., May 23, Glendale Community College
Mental Health First Aid OR Youth Mental Health First Aid Training available FREE on May 23!
Mental Health America of Arizona (MHA AZ) is pleased to announce its upcoming 25th Annual SEEDS conference to take place in May 2019 during National Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s conference theme, #NextGen:B4STAGE4 will build collaborative partnerships that promote the mental health, resilience and self determination of young adults. To learn more, visit click HERE.

05/22/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

05/23/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

05/24/2019
2019 Mental Health and Faith Conference
by Faith Solutions To Mental Health
Friday, May 24, 6:30 to 9 pm, Peoria, AZ, $55 to $120
Mental and medical health professionals, faith leaders, government officials, first responders, educators, caregivers, believers, and the 'broken' from all around the world are invited to join as we address mental health through the eyes of biblical healing, deliverance, and recovery. For information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

05/24/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

05/25/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the Gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

05/27/2019
HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



05/27/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

05/27/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

05/28/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

06/03/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

06/04/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

06/04/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

06/04/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

06/04/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

06/04/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

06/06/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

06/07/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

06/07/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

06/10/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

06/11/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

06/11/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

06/13/2019
Behavioral Health Studies Continuing Education Webinar Series
CEUs available
Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) will offer a series of live webinars in 2019 facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Register at https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars.
June 13: The Link Between Inflammation and Mental Illness
June 27: Best Practices in Prescribing Psychiatric Medications and Why Not to Prescribe for Grief and Bereavement
Each webinar is $50. Discounts for multiple webinars and group discounts available.

06/13/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports to grow and reliaze you are not alone on your journey. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

06/13/2019
Project Connect
More than 50 service providers in one location
June 13, The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 830 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204
Individuals and families who need assistance with housing, shelter, benefits, identification, and other basic health and human services are invited to be guests at Project Connect. This Valley of the Sun United Way event helps those in need on their journey to health, financial stability, and housing by bringing more than 50 service providers to one location. This event allows individuals and families to receive numerous services in one day that could normally take days, weeks, or months on their own. Click HERE for a schedule of future events.

06/13/2019
he Link Between Inflammation and Mental Illness
Behavioral health studies continuing education webinar
Thursday, June 13, 11 am to 12 pm, $50
Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) offers live webinars facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Webinar recordings will be made available to all registered guests. To register, visit https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars.

06/13/2019
The Link Between Inflammation and Mental Illness
Behavioral health studies continuing education webinar
Thursday, June 13, 9 to 10 am PST, $50
Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) offers live webinars facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Webinar recordings will be made available to all registered guests. To register, visit https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars.

06/18/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

06/19/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

06/20/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

06/21/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

06/22/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the Gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

06/24/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

06/24/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

06/25/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

06/26/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

06/26/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

06/27/2019
Behavioral Health Studies Continuing Education Webinar Series
CEUs available
June 27: Best Practices in Prescribing Psychiatric Medications and Why Not to Prescribe for Grief and Bereavement. Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) will offer a series of live webinars in 2019 facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Register at https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars. $50. Discounts for multiple webinars and group discounts available.

06/27/2019
Best Practices in Prescribing Psychiatric Medications
and Why Not to Prescribe for Grief and Bereavement
Behavioral health studies continuing education webinar
Thursday, June 27, 11 am to 12 pm PST, $50
Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI) offers live webinars facilitated by experts, innovators, and educators making an impact in the integrated care and behavioral health arenas. Registered webinar guests are eligible to earn continuing education units. Webinar recordings will be made available to all registered guests. To register, visit https://cummingsinstitute.com/webinars.

07/01/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

07/02/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

07/02/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

07/02/2019
NAMI Community Education Program (formerly Education Meeting)
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

07/02/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

07/02/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

07/04/2019
HOLIDAY: Independence Day
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



07/05/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

07/05/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

07/08/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

07/09/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

07/09/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

07/09/2019
Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting
For survivors, professionals and supporters
Second Tuesday of every ODD month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 2033 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
The goal of the Coalition is to change those conditions that result in suicidal acts in Arizona through awareness, intervention, and action. For information, please email AZSPC@gmail.com or visit www.azspc.org/. Meetings are subject to change.

07/11/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

07/11/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

07/13/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, July 13, 9 am to 1 pm, United Health Care (call for address)
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

07/15/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

07/16/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

07/17/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

07/19/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

07/20/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, July 20, 8 am to 12 pm, Paideia Academy, 777 S. 15th Terrace, Phoenix
Saturday, July 20, 9 am to 12 pm, Metro Center, 9617 N. Metro Parkway, Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

07/22/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

07/23/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

07/24/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
No meeting in July or December.

07/25/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

07/27/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, July 27, 9 am to 12 pm, Grand Canyon university, 3300 W. Camelback, Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

07/27/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the Gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

07/29/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

08/02/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

08/02/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

08/03/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, August 3, 7 to 11 pm, Food City, 2124 E. McDowell, Phoenix
Saturday, August 3, 12 to 4 pm, Washington Elementary, 3200 W. Cholla St., Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

08/05/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

08/06/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

08/06/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

08/06/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

08/06/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

08/06/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

08/08/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

08/08/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

08/12/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

08/13/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

08/13/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

08/16/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

08/20/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

08/21/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

08/22/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

08/24/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

08/26/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

08/26/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

08/27/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

08/28/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

08/30/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

09/02/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

09/02/2019
HOLIDAY: Labor Day
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



09/02/2019
National Recovery Month
September
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers; and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. To learn more, visit www.recoverymonth.gov.

09/02/2019
National Suicide Prevention Month
September
Get involved and learn more about preventing suicide every day from the American Association of Suicidology, www.aas365.org/. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255, Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741. #AAS365 #BeThere

09/03/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

09/03/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

09/03/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

09/03/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

09/03/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

09/05/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

09/06/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

09/07/2019
West Valley Health and Wellness Expo
Free admission and parking
Saturday, September 7, 9 am to 4 pm, Glendale Civic Center
The Health and Wellness Expo is the place to go for the latest in fitness, nutrition, healthy, psychology, workplace wellness and more. The Expo, features technologies and practitioners who are leading the health and fitness revolution. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

09/09/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

09/09/2019
National Suicide Prevention Week
September 8 – 14
Get involved and learn more about preventing suicide every day from the American Association of Suicidology, www.aas365.org/. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255, Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741. #AAS365 #BeThere

09/10/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

09/10/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

09/10/2019
Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting
For survivors, professionals and supporters
Second Tuesday of every ODD month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 2033 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
The goal of the Coalition is to change those conditions that result in suicidal acts in Arizona through awareness, intervention, and action. For information, please email AZSPC@gmail.com or visit www.azspc.org/. Meetings are subject to change.

09/12/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

09/13/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

09/16/2019
National Recovery Month
September
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers; and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. To learn more, visit www.recoverymonth.gov.

09/16/2019
National Suicide Prevention Month
September
Get involved and learn more about preventing suicide every day from the American Association of Suicidology, www.aas365.org/. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255, Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741. #AAS365 #BeThere

09/17/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

09/18/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

09/19/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

09/21/2019
Step Against Teen Dating Violence
Help raise awareness about teen daiting violence
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Kaity’s Way has been hosting the “Step Against Teen Dating Violence” (SATDV) since 2010. This event is a fun-filled evening bringing awareness and raising funds to help the Arizona nonprofit put an end to teen dating violence. Those who attend can expect to enjoy a wonderful dinner, raffle/silent auction and a spectacular program where dance teams get to show off their best moves. To learn more about Kaity's Way and their signature fundraising event, visit http://kaitysway.org/signature-event/.

09/23/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

09/23/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

09/24/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

09/25/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

09/26/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

09/27/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

09/28/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 am to 12 pm, Franklin Police and Fire, 1645 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

09/28/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

10/01/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

10/01/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

10/01/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

10/01/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

10/01/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

10/04/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

10/07/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

10/07/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

10/08/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

10/08/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

10/10/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

10/10/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

10/11/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

10/12/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, October 12, 9 am to 1 pm, Maricopa Integrated Health System, address TBD
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

10/15/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

10/16/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

10/18/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

10/21/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

10/22/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

10/23/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

10/24/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

10/26/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

10/28/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

11/01/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

11/04/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

11/04/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

11/05/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

11/05/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

11/05/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

11/05/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

11/05/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

11/07/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

11/11/2019
HOLIDAY: Veterans Day
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



11/12/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

11/12/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

11/12/2019
Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting
For survivors, professionals and supporters
Second Tuesday of every ODD month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 2033 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
The goal of the Coalition is to change those conditions that result in suicidal acts in Arizona through awareness, intervention, and action. For information, please email AZSPC@gmail.com or visit www.azspc.org/. Meetings are subject to change.

11/14/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

11/14/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

11/15/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

11/18/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

11/19/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

11/20/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

11/23/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, November 23, 11 am to 2 pm, Fall Festival, address TBD
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

11/23/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

11/25/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

11/26/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

11/27/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

11/28/2019
HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
All Southwest Network sites will be closed today and tomorrow



11/29/2019
HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
All Southwest Network sites will be closed the day after Thanksgiving



11/29/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

12/02/2019
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

12/02/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

12/03/2019
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

12/03/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

12/03/2019
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

12/03/2019
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

12/03/2019
CAN DO Support Group
A group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy,
cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids
First Tuesday of each month (except January), 6 to 8 pm
Family Invovement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
CAN DO for parents provides resources, ideas, support and education. CAN DO for kids ages 6 and up provides opportunities and fun and behavior coaches are welcome, too. Limited child watch; dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, see the flyer or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

12/05/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

12/06/2019
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

12/10/2019
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

12/10/2019
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

12/12/2019
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer to print or share, click HERE.

12/13/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

12/14/2019
Baby Shots: Free Immunization Clinics
Don't compromise. . . immunize!
Saturday, December 14, 11 am to 2 pm, REACT, address TBD
The Phoenix Fire Department's Baby Shots Immunization Program provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria on the day the vaccine is administered are eligible to receive VFC vaccines: KidsCare, Medicaid eligible (AHCCCS), Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage, American Indian or Alaska Native as defined by the Indian Health Services Act. Immunization records must be brought with you. Please telephone 602-534-BABY (2229) to confirm clinic times, locations, and get other dates, or visit www.phoenix.gov/fire/babyshots.

12/16/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

12/17/2019
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

12/18/2019
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

12/19/2019
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

12/23/2019
Community Policy Work Group
Provide feedback on proposed changes to AHCCCS policies
Meets the 4th Monday of every month, 1 to 2 pm, at AHCCCS, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Learn more about the policy making process. This community-led workgroup will regularly review AHCCCS policies open for public comment and provide feedback on proposed policy changes. Email Nia Buckley for more information.

12/24/2019
HOLIDAY: Christmas Eve
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



12/24/2019
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov. Date subject to change due to the holiday.

12/25/2019
HOLIDAY: Christmas Day
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



12/25/2019
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
No meeting in December.

12/27/2019
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For other dates and locations, visit First Teeth First.

12/28/2019
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

12/30/2019
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

01/01/2020
HOLIDAY: New Year's Day
All Southwest Network sites will be closed



01/02/2020
Reentry Job Club
Open to the public, no-cost workshop for ex-offenders
Every Thursday, 9 to 11 am
3146 E. Wier Ave., Phoenix 85040 (Brooks Community School)
Expand your network and obtain support as you navigate your way through a challenging job market. This job club is specifically geared to those whose criminal background is a barrier to employment. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For info or to register, contact Father Matters, 602.774.3298 or visit https://fathermatters.org/event/re-entry-job-club.

01/03/2020
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Meets the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 pm, location varies
The Coalition invites you to join with them as they work to protect human rights for those with mental disabilities in our criminal justice system. Please call David’s Hope at 602.774.4382 for meeting location and more information, including how to navigate the mental health criminal justice systems throughout all 15 Arizona counties. Assistance is offered to all at no charge. To receive meeting updates via email, request that your name be added to the distribution list by contacting davidshopeaz@yahoo.com. For more information, visit davidshopeaz.org.

01/06/2020
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.

01/06/2020
Teen Support Group
Sexual assault, teen dating abuse, domestic violence, gender-based violence
Every Monday (except holidays), 6 to 7:30 pm
Blooming Point, 19th Ave. and W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85021
Blooming Point's free and confidential advocacy support groups address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other. If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact sarah@bloom365.org or text/call 602.799.6096. Learn more at www.bloom365.org.

01/07/2020
NAMI Community Education Program
Behavioral health information from a variety of trusted organizations
First Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 pm
Scottsdale Senior Center,1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale
Everyone is welcome! NAMI Valley of the Sun provides educational meetings of interest regarding mental health. These educational presentations are free and of general information only and are not intended to be personal mental health advice or therapy. No need to RSVP and there is no charge. For more information, contact 480.481.0559 or info@namivalleyofthesun.org. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness,www.namiaz.com or namivalleyofthesun.org or www.nami.org. Call to confirm as date may change because of the holiday.

01/07/2020
Keogh Health Connections
Free help with applications for benefits
Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Free application assistance for health insurance marketplace ("Obamacare") covery, Medicaid, AHCCCS, SNAP, and TANF. Call 602.266.0397.

01/07/2020
Benefits 2 Work
From the Ability360 Center
Every first Tuesday of the month, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Social Security work incentives counseling for those on SSI/SSDI. Registration required. Contact 602.443.0720 or b2w@ability360.org.

01/07/2020
Circle of Hope
A support group for parents of children with unique needs
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 9 to 11:30 am
Family Involvement Center, 5333 North 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix 85014
Join us each month to connect with others who are having similar experiences; talk with people who understand how you feel; build your support network; share your experiences, challenges and successes; expand your knowledge, tools and resources; and enjoy a little self care. Spanish interpretation available. For more information or to register, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center, 602-288-0155, pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org. Meeting date subject to change.

01/09/2020
SMILE Family Support Group
Free group from Marc Community Resources open to the community
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
737 W Guadalupe Rd., Suite 122 Mesa, AZ 85210
You are not alone on your journey. Marc's family support group, SMILE (Sharing, Motivating, Inspiring and Learning Empathetically) is a FREE group which provides educational tools, community resources, guidance and additional supports. For information, contact Nancy Stoll, 480.201.9196, nancy.stoll@marccr.com. For a flyer, click HERE.

01/10/2020
Oral Health Screenings (Revisiones Dentales Gratis)
Free screenings for newborns to 5-year-olds and pregnant women
Every Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Consulate General of Mexico, 320 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish for newborns to 5 years old and oral health screenings for pregnant women. No appointment needed. For more information, contact Ventanilla de Salud, 602.510.0637. En Español. For more dates and other locations, visit First Teeth First.

01/14/2020
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group: Grupo De Apoyo Para Padres en Español
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health needs
Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Join other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral health care needs. Connect with them and gain understanding and support. A parent from Family Involvement Center leads the group. Monthly topics are family-driven and relate to the needs of the Latino population. Limited child watch. A light meal will be served. To register or for more information, see the flyer in English and Español or contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at (602) 288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

01/14/2020
Arizona Peer & Family Coalition Meeting
Peers, families and allies giving back to the community
Second Tuesday of each month, 12 to 1:30 pm, doors open at 11:30 am for networking
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix
The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (AZPFC) is to advocate for statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members. The Coalition is made up of peers, family members, government representatives, and providers whose goal is to make a better system of care regardless of resources available to do so. Participate in person or by phone. For more information about upcoming meetings, membership or events, visit http://azpeerandfamily.org or contact Carol McDermott, President ProTem, 602.806.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

01/15/2020
Adult Care Community Meeting
Helping you on your path of recovery
Third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm
Recovery Innovations, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 119, Phoenix (location may vary)
Get the latest news about Mercy Care's program and services and join an open discussion about who is eligible for services, available programs for adults, and supports for friends and loved ones. No cost to attend, light refreshments will be served. Spanish language interpretation available. Valley Metro bus route 16. Need transportation? Members can get a ride at no cost. Call Mercy Care Member Services, 602.586.1841 or 1.800.564.5465; TTY/TDD 711.

01/22/2020
Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting
Get the help you need to raise a child with behavioral and physical health needs
Last Wednesday of each month, dinner and networking 5:30 to 6 pm, meeting 6 to 7:30 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, 85014
Get the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs, share your ideas and suggestions, talk directly with service providers, and meet other families. Dinner, Spanish interpretation, and child watch are provided. There is no cost to attend. Please call 602.288.0155 to pre-register. No meeting in July or Dec.

01/25/2020
Mobile Pantry Food Bank
Free fruits and vegetables
Every 4th Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in the gym, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Bring bags! No I.D. or proof of income required. Sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and PRBC.

01/28/2020
Change Agent Meeting: Navigating the Behavioral Health System
Presented by AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs
4th Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
Come join AHCCCS OIFA and other community members for meaningful sharing of experiences in the behavioral health system. Light refreshments and snacks provided. For information, email Chaz.Longwell@azahcccs.gov.

01/01/2021
Have an event to add?
Or find something that's not correct?
To have an event considered for inclusion here, or to report an incorrect listing, please e-mail connections@southwestnetwork.org. Please note: These listings are provided as a community service by Southwest Network. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Southwest Network, nor do we guarantee accuracy. Services offered may require eligibility; contact the provider for information.