04/15/2019
AHCCCS Public Forums
2019 Waiver and Initiatives Community Presentations
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is hosting community meetings across the state to provide the public with information on upcoming AHCCCS initiatives and listen to feedback from stakeholders, including members, their families, advocates, and providers. Attend in person or by webinar.
• Phoenix, April 15, 2 to 4 pm at AHCCCS, 3rd floor Gold room
For more info, addresses and an agenda, click HERE.

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
Assessing and Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through the Lens of Culture
Free national webinar presented by Equality Health
Tuesday, April 16, 12 to 1 pm
Join this complimentary national webinar and hear from leading experts in the field of Medicaid, public health, service delivery, and provider engagement. One CEU available. Click HERE to register.

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.

04/16/2019
Maricopa Family Advocacy Center: Open House
You are invited to attend
Tuesday, April 16, 9 to 11 am
18860 N John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, AZ 85138
The Maricopa Police Department would like to invite you to tour the new Family Advocacy Center. Light refreshments will be offered.

04/16/2019
Teen Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Elephant in the Room Community Conversation
Tuesday, April 16, 9 to 10:30 am
ABILITY360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Sports and Fitness Center
Join this confersation about teen sexual violence prevention and response. Get resources, training and more. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com or call David Carey, 602.443.0723.

04/16/2019
Autism Support Group Meeting
Autism Ambassadors Corps
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 to 9 pm
ABILITY360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034, classroom A
This meeting is for everyone in the Autism community. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

04/16/2019
Crisis Averted: An Introduction to Challenging Behaviors
Aurora Behavioral Health System
Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Aurora Behavioral Health - Tempe, 6350 South Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, join us for a special Lunch and Learn presentation with Aurora’s very own Behavior Analyst Team. Challenging behaviors can develop for anyone, regardless of diagnosis, especially during youth and adolescence. Understanding these behaviors is the first step towards effective interventions. Free. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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
Learn about general mental health and substance use services available. 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.

04/17/2019
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., April 17, 5 - 8 pm, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
• Wed., April 24, 5 - 8 pm, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, April 26, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, April 26, 8:30 - 3:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements and more information or call 602.274.3430.

04/17/2019
Living Well with a Disability
Empower! Ability 360 event
Evening Session: Wednesday, April 17 through June 19, 5:30 to 8 pm
Spring Session: Fridays, April 19 through June 21, 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.

04/17/2019
2019 Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families
Presented by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families
Wed. and Thurs., April 17 and 18, Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix
Join the Arizona Coalition for Military Families as they celebrate their 10th Symposium and 10 years of collaboration in support of all who serve. Representatives of the military, government and community, including health care & allied health professionals, mental health counselors & social workers, first responders, and managed care providers. To learn more, click HERE.

04/17/2019
East Valley Behavioral Health Networking Event
Arizona Behavioral Health Networking Group
Wed., April 17, 11:30 to 1:30 pm
Footprints to Recovery - Drug & Alcohol Medical Detox, 1132 South Oakland, Mesa, AZ 85206
You're invited to mix and mingle with other behavioral health industry professionals. Bring your business cards and any information regarding events, groups or industry information. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

04/17/2019
Arizona Behavioral Health Networking Group - West Valley Meeting
Share information about your services
Wed., April 17, 12 to 1:30 pm
Aspect Wellness, 11225 N 28th Dr., Suite B - Conference Room, Phoenix, AZ 85029
This meeting is to share information about Behavioral Health Services and resources in the West Valley. Please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

04/17/2019
Valley Metro Transportation Presentation
Free presentation and ride on bus/light rail
Wednesday, April 17, 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.

04/17/2019
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
• Wed. only, 10 - 1: Humana, 8990 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305
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.

04/18/2019
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Free suicide first aid training workshop from Mercy Care
Thurs. and Friday, April 18-19, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Research Center, 201 N. Central Avenue, 33rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004
ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent suicide. Learn how to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, develop a safety framework, link persons at risk with resources, and more. Studies show the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. For more information and to register, www.eventbrite.com. Also presented on August 1-2, October 3-4, and December 12-13.

04/18/2019
4th Annual Treasure Hunt at REN
A-MAZE-ingly Paying It Forward
Thursday, April 18, 10 am to 2 pm, REN, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
The REN treasure hunt is back! This event supports all Peer and Family Services. All GMHSA recipients are eligible to attend. Every case manager who brings a recipient will receive a chance to win a door prize!! Make it through the maze and receive snacks to fulfill you on your journey as you explore resources and services. For information, call Dora Brown, 602-388-7253.

04/18/2019
Introduction to Reproductive Health
Presented by the Arizona Family Health Partnership
Thursday, April 18, 9 am to 3 pm
Arizona Family Health Partnership, 3111 North Central Avenue, Suite A 115, Phoenix, AZ 85012
The focus of this training is to build the knowledge and skills of youth-serving professionals. To register contact Dania Garcia at 602-258-5777 ext. 1101 or dgarcia@arizonafamilyhealth.org.

04/18/2019
Mental Health Resource and Awareness Night
Mental health and crisis information
Thursday April 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Northwest Regional Library, Surprise, AZ
The event is designed to provide mental health and crisis information, along with alternatives to police response during a mental health crisis. The program is aimed at building and strengthening the current partnership between the Surprise Police, the El Mirage Police, and the mental health community.To learn more, click here.

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.

04/19/2019
Living Well with a Disability
Empower! Ability 360 event
Spring Session: Fridays, April 19 through June 21, 11 am to 2 pm
Evening Session: Wednesday, April 17 through June 19, 5:30 to 8 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.

04/19/2019
Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative Class
Empower! Ability 360 event
Spring Session: Fridays, April 19 through May 24, 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.

04/19/2019
Sexual Violence: Criminal Law and the Court Process
Free Lay Legal Webinar from Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Friday, April 19, 10 to 11:30 am, register at www.acesdv.org

04/20/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

04/20/2019
Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) invites you to participate in this visual art and education project to be displayed across Arizona. 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! Join them on one of these dates:
• Saturday, April 20, 3 to 5 pm
• Tuesday, April 23, 1 to 3 pm
• Monday, May 6, 2 to 4 pm
• Wed., May 22, 10 am to 12 pm
For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

04/20/2019
Hippity Hop Half Marathon
with Arizona's Children Association
Saturday, April 20, 7 am, Rio Vista Park, Peoria, $25 - $75
4th Annual Hippity Hop Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Cottontail Dash / Virtual event. The courses will take you through the dedicated running trails of the New River Trail System, starting and ending at Rio Vista Park in Peoria. To register, visit https://raceroster.com.

04/20/2019
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)
•   The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Tree Of Life Christian Center, 7200 North 19th Ave., Phoenix 85021
•   Streams Church, 6532 North El Mirage Rd., Glendale 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.

04/20/2019
Autism Appreciation Month
at ability360 Center
Saturday, April 20, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
ability360 Center, 5025 East Washington St., Phoenix, 85034
Building up our self-confidence and self-esteem as Autistics/Aspies, as well as the confidence those around us will have in our abilities. For info and to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

04/20/2019
$12 for Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, April 20, 7 to 10 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.

04/22/2019
The Sharing Experience: From Violence in Our Lives to Peace in Our Communities
Free training presented by Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Monday through Friday, April 22-26, 8 am to 5 pm each day
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., 2nd Floor Main Training Room, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This is a 5 day, 40 hour, interactive, basic domestic violence training. This training will include topics such as: teen dating violence, safety planning, the effects of domestic violence on children, legal issues, dynamics of power and oppression, advocacy, empowerment, crisis intervention and self care. This training is designed for professionals working with people and communities impacted by domestic violence, including staff and advocates of domestic violence shelters, social workers, health care providers, faith-based leaders, sexual assault nurse examiners, child welfare providers, law enforcement, attorneys, officers of the court, offender treatment providers and others who interact with survivors, people who abuse or children exposed to domestic violence. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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
Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) invites you to participate in this visual art and education project to be displayed across Arizona. 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! Join them on one of these dates:
• Tuesday, April 23, 1 to 3 pm
• Monday, May 6, 2 to 4 pm
• Wed., May 22, 10 am to 12 pm
For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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. For questions, call Family Involvement Center at 602.288.0155 or email Mercy Care’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@MercyCareAZ.org.

04/24/2019
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
• Wed. only, 10 to 12:30: Human, 7333 S. Hardy Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283
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.

04/24/2019
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., April 24, 5 - 8 pm, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, April 26, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, April 26, 8:30 - 3:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements and more information or call 602.274.3430.

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
Lunch and Learn: Ketamine Infusion
at Destiny Springs Healthcare
Thursday, April 25, 12 to 1 pm
Destiny Springs Healthcare, 17300 North Dysart Road, Surprise, AZ 85378
Find out more information on Ketamine Infusion Treatment and how it relates to mental health. This Lunch and Learn is directed at professionals in the mental health field.To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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
Autism Advocacy Meeting
Autism Ambassadors Corps
Thursday, April 25, 7 to 9 pm
ABILITY360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034, classroom B
Many Autistics and their loved ones complain about how society views and treats us, but few doing anything to address these issues.This meeting is to discuss ideas, not only to address these grievances, but also coordinate our advocacy efforts. It's also the planning meeting for the "Annual Autistic Appreciation Month." For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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
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, April 26, 8:30 - 3:30, 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 200, Phoenix 85016
• Friday, April 26, 8:30 - 3:30, 729 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, 85020
Please click HERE for orientation requirements and more information or call 602.274.3430.

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
$12 for Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, April 27, 7 to 10 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.

04/27/2019
3D Mammograms Made Easy!
No insurance required
Saturday April 27 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
You can receive a free screening courtesy of Arizona Complete Health. To qualify for a free mammogram screening, you must be 35 years of age or older, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and have no current breast complaints or concerns. To schedule please call 888.233.6121.

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.

04/27/2019
Play is Learning Fair
Free family event from Arizona's Children Association
Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 1 pm, Lake Havasu City Aquatic CenterKHook@arizonaschildren.org.

04/27/2019
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)
•   The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Coffelt-Lamoreaux Housing, 2020 West Durango St., Phoenix, AZ 85009
•   Glendale Landmark School (temporary location), 5730 W Myrtle Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
•   Monte Vista Elementary School, 3501 E Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
•   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.

04/29/2019
Women's Empowerment Group
Empower! Ability 360 event
Mondays, April 29, May 27 and June 24, 1 to 3 pm
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 2nd floor fitness room, E. Washington St., Phoenix
The monthly class is based on a practice from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, but one does not need to practice Buddhism to participate. The facilitator explains that the components are transferable to support a variety of abilities and spiritual paths. It isn’t for everyone. Those that embrace the class have a blast. RSVP at least one day prior to attending, 602/443/0722 or aminak@ability360.org and use the subject line: “Women’s Empowerment Group”.

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.

04/30/2019
Arizona DB101 Training for Professionals
by World Institute on Disability
Tuesday, April 30, 1 to 4 pm
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
This training provides instruction to professionals on how to utilize the user-friendly information and tools of DB101 to increase employment outcomes. DB101 provides the information on benefits, health coverage, and employment supports to reduce the myths that are barriers to employment and financial self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

05/01/2019
The Brain Cave
A discussion group for men on life after brain injury
Wed., May 1, 6 to 7:30 pm (also meets June 5 and July 3)
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Men ages 18+ who have survived any type of brain injury (concussion, stroke, TBI, brain tumor, etc.) are invited to join this special pilot of Brain Cave Mens Group, a conversation-based group where your thoughts and interests are welcome. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Presented by Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

05/01/2019
Job and Training Institute
Free and open to women and men
Wednesday, May 1, 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.

05/01/2019
Clinical Breakfast Series
from St. Luke's Behavioral Health
First Wednesday of each month, 8 to 9 am, free
Jami Snyder, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System will be discussing the AHCCCS Complete Care Program now that the contracts have been in place for 6 months. Learn more about trends and treatments in the behavioral health field, network with your peers and obtain one CEU credit at any of St. Luke's free Clinical Breakfast Series seminars. Each seminar is held in the St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center Auditorium at 18th and E. Van Buren streets. Continental breakfast will be served. For more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.

05/01/2019
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.

05/03/2019
Arizona Council of the Blind Statewide Convention
All registrations include continental breakfast and assorted sandwiches for lunch
Friday May 3, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Join us to discuss topics such as combined vision and hearing loss, enhancing independence with Aira, and a keynote from Arizona State Representative, Jennifer Longdon. Registration at Door (cash or check only): Members: $10, Non-members: $15.
For further information, contact Convention Chair, Lindsey McHugh, at lindseymchugh@gmail.com or 520-784-8097.
To register for the convention / annual meeting, contact Mary Allen by April 26 at mallen342@cox.net or 602-921-4892.

05/04/2019
19th Annual Arizona Survivors of Suicide Conference
Hope and Healing
Saturday, May 4, 8 am to 3 pm, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix
This day will focus on hope and healing, providing a forum for survivors to learn new coping skills and embrace their journey, and providing opportunities for professionals to increase their knowledge about post-traumatic growth for those bereaved by suicide. For info or to register, visit http://empactsos.org/survivors-of-suicide-conference.

05/04/2019
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)
•   The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane. Phoenix, AZ 85027
•   Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 42425 N New River Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85086
•   Foothills Christian Church, 3951 West Happy Valley Rd., Glendale, AZ 85310
•   New Song United Methodist Church, 16303 W. Bell Road, Surpise 85374
•   La Mesita, 2254 W Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
•   Sun Life Family Health Center, 1856 East Florence Blvd., Casa Grande 85122
•   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.

05/04/2019
$12 for Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, May 4, 7 to 10 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.
•   NEW! Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain – 2504 S. 91st Ave., Tolleson 85353
•   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
•   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.

05/06/2019
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05/06/2019
Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) invites you to participate in this visual art and education project to be displayed across Arizona. 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! Join them on one of these dates:
• Monday, May 6, 2 to 4 pm
• Wed., May 22, 10 am to 12 pm
For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

05/06/2019
The Opioid Epidemic in the Disability Community: Expanding the Dialogue
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Monday, May 6, 11 am to 3:30 pm
Ability360 Center, conference center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
be part of a planning session to identify gaps in the continuum of services for persons with a disability with opioid use disorder base on the results of the community Town Hall. Participants will learn how federal and state funds are addressing the Opioid Epidemic in the disability community. Then drawing on the experience and expertise of the group, we will develop concrete actionable strategies to address the service gaps. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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.

05/08/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

05/08/2019
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.

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 http://fathermatters.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.

05/10/2019
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
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
Friday, May 10, 10 am to 12 pm, Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave., Phoenix (normally meets the first Friday of each month)
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.

05/10/2019
Naloxone 101
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Friday, May 10, 1 to 4 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $59 per person
This workshop will discuss the various medications used in substance abuse treatment, and will also teach participants how to educate patients and clients on opioid safety and overdose prevention, recognition of an overdose, and use of naloxone to revive an overdose victim. Steps for incorporating overdose prevention programming in your agency and streamlining naloxone distribution for patients and clients will be discussed. Free naloxone kits will be made available at the end of the workshop. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

05/10/2019
Finding a Better Balance: Mindfulness Practices for Caregivers
Behavioral health educational webinar
Friday, May 10, 9 to 10 am
Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) invites you to participate in this webinar to help find better balance being a caregiver and taking care of yourself. Compelling scientific studies illustrate how mindfulness meditation practices can counteract negative effects of chronic stress on our minds and bodies. Learn how to protect yourself and others from burnout and help loves ones stay at home for as long as possible. Click HERE to pre-register.

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
Civic Leadership Training
For peers, families and young people
Saturday May 11 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Are you interested in serving as a leader and advocate for behavioral health in our community?Perhaps you are serving on a committee or coalition and are not clear on how you can impactpositive change? Or maybe you are interested in becoming involved in a committee or coalitionin your community? If so, this training may be for you! To learn more, click HERE.

05/11/2019
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)
•   The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
•   Excelencia Elementary, 2181 East McDowell Rd., Phoenix 85006
•   North Hills Church, 16420 N. 22nd St., Phoenix 85022
•   Trinity Christian Fellowship, 50 South McQueen Rd., Chandler 85225
•   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.

05/11/2019
$12 for Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, May 11, 7 to 10 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.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.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 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.

05/15/2019
Arizona Behavioral Health Networking Group - South Schottsdale
Share information about your services
Wed., May 15, 12 to 1:30 pm
Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, 7575 E. Earll Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Please join us to help support our industry. This is a casual event to provide professionals in the behavioral health field resourcess and connections within the Scottsdale and surrounding areas. Please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

05/15/2019
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.

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.

05/16/2019
Your Body, Your Choice: Reproductive Coercion as a Tactic of Domestic Violence
Free workshop from Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Thursday, May 16, 1 to 4 pm
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, Community Room, 2120 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Reproductive coercion is an emerging concept which has a myriad of implications for those who work with survivors of abuse and survivors themselves. This training will define what reproductive coercion is, delve into reproductive justice, and discuss the various tactics perpetrators use to control their partner's reproductive health and autonomy. We will provide ways that service providers can effectively screen for and respond to, signs of reproductive coercion. Pre-register at www.eventbrite.com.

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.

05/17/2019
Mental Health First Aid Lunch and Learn
Harmony Health & Wellness Center
Friday, May 17, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, free
Harmony Health & Wellness Center, 5220 N Dysart Rd Bldg C, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Help identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all who attend. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

05/18/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

05/18/2019
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)
•   The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Tree Of Life Christian Center, 7200 North 19th Ave., Phoenix 85021
•   Streams Church, 6532 North El Mirage Rd., Glendale 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.

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.

05/18/2019
$12 for Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, May 18, 7 to 10 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.

05/20/2019
Sexual Violence Core Advocacy Training
Sexual violence advocacy training from Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Monday through Friday, May 20-24, 8:30 to 4:30 each day, Phoenix, $0 to $200
This is a five-day, 40-hour comprehensive sexual violence advocacy training that examines the dynamics and sociocultural context of sexual violence, healthy sexuality, and the facets of sexual assault response statewide. Participants will learn the foundations of sexual assault advocacy, including tone, rapport building, and crisis intervention, as well as professional ethics and privileged communication. This training also covers advanced advocacy strategies rooted in the neurobiology of trauma and considering the complex needs and intersectional identities of survivors. Register at 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. The conference is designed to provide parents, caregivers, professionals and young adults with advocacy strategies to navigate the criminal justice and behavioral health system; highlighting the importance of mental health screenings for early identification and intervention. Through stigma reduction, community collaboration and peer involvement, #NextGen:B4STAGE4 seeks to normalize help seeking behaviors of young adults and promote constructive conversation. 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. For questions, call Family Involvement Center at 602.288.0155 or email Mercy Care’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@MercyCareAZ.org. No meeting in July or Dec.

05/22/2019
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.

05/23/2019
Mother 2 Mother: Life Changing Free Workshop
Becoming the best mom you know starts here
Thursday, May 23, 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.

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.

05/25/2019
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)
•   The 3000 Club Phoenix, 1741 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix 85027
•   Coffelt-Lamoreaux Housing, 2020 West Durango St., Phoenix, AZ 85009
•   Glendale Landmark School (temporary location), 5730 W Myrtle Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
•   Monte Vista Elementary School, 3501 E Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
•   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.

05/25/2019
$12 for Up to 70 Pounds of Fresh, Nutritious, Rescued Produce
Produce re-distribution market from Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste (POWWOW)
Saturday, May 25, 7 to 10 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.
•   Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley (Compadre Branch) – 300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler 85225
•   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
•   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.

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
Women's Empowerment Group
Empower! Ability 360 event
Mondays, May 27 and June 24, 1 to 3 pm
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 2nd floor fitness room, E. Washington St., Phoenix
The monthly class is based on a practice from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, but one does not need to practice Buddhism to participate. The facilitator explains that the components are transferable to support a variety of abilities and spiritual paths. It isn’t for everyone. Those that embrace the class have a blast. RSVP at least one day prior to attending, 602/443/0722 or aminak@ability360.org and use the subject line: “Women’s Empowerment Group”.

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.

05/29/2019
safeTALK
Suicide alertness for everyone
• Wed., May 29, 8:30 am to 12 pm, Mercy Care, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
• Friday, July 12, 1 to 4:30 pm, Mercy Care, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
• Friday, Sept. 6, 8:30 am to 12 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
• Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1 to 4:30 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Attend the half day safeTALK program and learn to identify people who may have thoughts of suicide, ask them directly about the possibility of suicide, and connect them to lifesaving resources. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Mercy Care is covering registration costs ($25 value); there is no cost to participate.

05/29/2019
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.

06/01/2019
Understanding Verbal Behavior in Children with Autism
Two-day workshop with Dr. Vincent J. Carbone
Saturdayand Sunday, June 1-2, ASU Memorial Union, Tempe, $275 to $350
Recommended for those studying, or interested in learning more about teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers. Ideal for parents, teachers, behavior analysts, behavior therapists, speech-language therapists, schools, and agencies. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com. Hosted by Pinnacle Autism Therapy and Arizona State University Department of Psychology.

06/03/2019
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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.

06/05/2019
The Brain Cave
A discussion group for men on life after brain injury
Wed., June 5, 6 to 7:30 pm (next meeting: July 3)
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Men ages 18+ who have survived any type of brain injury (concussion, stroke, TBI, brain tumor, etc.) are invited to join this special pilot of Brain Cave Mens Group, a conversation-based group where your thoughts and interests are welcome. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Presented by Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

06/05/2019
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.

06/06/2019
Queering Sexual and Domestic Violence Services:
Improving Service Provision with LGBTQ Survivors
Free workshop from Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Thursday, June 6, 9 am to 1 pm
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, Community Room, 2120 N Central Ave., Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This four-hour workshop will provide current best practices for serving LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. It will explore different identities within the community, institutional barriers that prevent LGBTQ+ survivors from reporting and seeking services, and how to develop culturally responsive, affirming services within victim service programs. This workshop is appropriate for advocates, law enforcement, healthcare providers, and others working with LGBTQ+ sexual and domestic violence survivors. Pre-register at www.eventbrite.com.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

06/11/2019
Brain Injury 101
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Tuesday, June 11, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, classroom A, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona invites you to learn about the Alliance. We will explore our comprehensive services, the impact and magnitude of brain injury in Arizona, and how we can work together to get information, resources and education out to those who have been affected by brain injury. Free and open to the public. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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.

06/12/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

06/12/2019
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.

06/13/2019
The 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
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
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
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
Clinical Supervision Foundations
Sponsored by ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Thursday and Friday, June 13-14, 9 am to 4 pm, Downtown Phoenix Campus, $425 per person
This course is a comprehensive training program designed to meet the training requirements for both beginning supervisors and those needing to renew their license. This training includes statutory requirements identified in R4-6-212(J), as required by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Attendees will earn 26 hours of CEUs (12 hours are face to face and 14 hours are completed online which is a prerequisite prior to the classroom portion. For more information or to register, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu.

06/13/2019
Fathers Mentoring Fathers Workshop
Free workshop for men only
Thurs., June 13, 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.

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.

06/15/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

06/16/2019
Sibling Summer Camp
for brothers and sisters in foster care
June 16-22, Payson, Ariz.
Siblings separated in foster care come together for a week of high country high jinks, strengthening family bonds and creating lasting memories at Sibling Connection Summer Camp. Presented by AASK, Aid to Adoption of Special Kids. Campers, click HERE to register and have fun. Counselors, click HERE to help create memories.

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.

06/19/2019
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.

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.

06/22/2019
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
Women's Empowerment Group
Empower! Ability 360 event
Monday, June 24, 1 to 3 pm
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 2nd floor fitness room, E. Washington St., Phoenix
The monthly class is based on a practice from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, but one does not need to practice Buddhism to participate. The facilitator explains that the components are transferable to support a variety of abilities and spiritual paths. It isn’t for everyone. Those that embrace the class have a blast. RSVP at least one day prior to attending, 602/443/0722 or aminak@ability360.org and use the subject line: “Women’s Empowerment Group”.

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. For questions, call Family Involvement Center at 602.288.0155 or email Mercy Care’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@MercyCareAZ.org. No meeting in July or Dec.

06/26/2019
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.

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.

07/03/2019
The Brain Cave
A discussion group for men on life after brain injury
Wed., July 3, 6 to 7:30 pm
Ability360 Center, Suite 200, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Men ages 18+ who have survived any type of brain injury (concussion, stroke, TBI, brain tumor, etc.) are invited to join this special pilot of Brain Cave Mens Group, a conversation-based group where your thoughts and interests are welcome. For information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Presented by Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.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 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.

07/10/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

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.

07/12/2019
safeTALK
Suicide alertness for everyone
• Friday, July 12, 1 to 4:30 pm, Mercy Care, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
• Friday, Sept. 6, 8:30 am to 12 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
• Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1 to 4:30 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Attend the half day safeTALK program and learn to identify people who may have thoughts of suicide, ask them directly about the possibility of suicide, and connect them to lifesaving resources. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Mercy Care is covering registration costs ($25 value); there is no cost to participate.

07/12/2019
New Challenges: Serving Immigrant Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Free workshop from Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Friday, July 12, 9 am to 1 pm
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, Community Room, 2120 N Central Ave., Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This four-hour workshop will examine the various opportunities and challenges of serving immigrant, refugee, or asylum-seeking survivors of sexual and domestic violence. It will explore the diversity in immigrant experiences and resultant barriers to accessing services along with best practices for working with immigrant survivors. It will also analyze the differences in trauma effects, legal and immigration relief options, recent immigration law changes, and service provider obligations. This workshop is intended for advocates, law enforcement, immigration attorneys, and others working with immigrant or refugee communities. Pre-register at www.eventbrite.com.

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
20th Annual Summer Institute
Illuminating Behavioral Health: Exploring New Pathways for Care and Inspiring Breakthroughs
July 16-19, High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ
The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Summer Institute, providing education and networking opportunities to Arizona’s behavioral health professionals. CABHP will welcome national experts, innovative local leaders, educators, researchers, clinicians, peer support specialists, counselors, outreach providers, government leaders and other professionals together for the four-day conference. The conference provides a wide variety of educational sessions for today’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals and partners. They will showcase keynotes conducted by nationally recognized researchers and experts, as well as more than 35 breakout sessions addressing a wide range of innovative topics relevant to those working in and leading the field, totalling 19 hours of Continuing Education Units for conference attendees. Early bird registration opens May 8. To learn more, visit https://cabhp.asu.edu/summer-institute.

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
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

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
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.

07/27/2019
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
Arizona Mental Health Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting
Help strengthen mental health criminal justice collaboration
No meeting in August (normally meets the first Friday of each month). Next meeting: Sept. 6
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.

08/02/2019
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.

08/03/2019
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.

08/11/2019
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Free suicide first aid training workshop from Mercy Care
Thurs. and Friday, August 1-2, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
RI International, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 122, Phoenix 85006
ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent suicide. Learn how to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, develop a safety framework, link persons at risk with resources, and more. Studies show the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. For more information and to register, www.eventbrite.com. Also presented on October 3-4 and December 12-13.

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, 602.866.0002 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.

08/14/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

08/15/2019
Mental Health Criminal Justice Summit Awards Dinner
Nominate someone for recognition
Thursday, August 15, Embassy Suites Hotel, Tempe, Ariz.www.davidshopeaz.org or contact 602.774.4382 or davidshopeaz@yahoo.com.

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.

08/17/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

08/19/2019
Annual Transition Conference
Building Success: One Transition at a Time
August 19-21, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Ariz. Save the date!

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.

08/24/2019
Self Defense Class for Wheelchair Users
Don't be a victim
Saturday, August 24, 1 to 3 pm, free
Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
Participants will be shown how to get out of a choke hold, the importance of being aware of your surroundings, and how to use your wheelchair as a self-defense mechanism in an attack. Class is exclusively for people who regularly use wheelchairs for mobility. No charge. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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. For questions, call Family Involvement Center at 602.288.0155 or email Mercy Care’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@MercyCareAZ.org. No meeting in 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
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09/02/2019
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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
safeTALK
Suicide alertness for everyone
• Friday, Sept. 6, 8:30 am to 12 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
• Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1 to 4:30 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Attend the half day safeTALK program and learn to identify people who may have thoughts of suicide, ask them directly about the possibility of suicide, and connect them to lifesaving resources. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Mercy Care is covering registration costs ($25 value); there is no cost to participate.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

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 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.

09/11/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

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/.

09/21/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

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. For questions, call Family Involvement Center at 602.288.0155 or email Mercy Care’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@MercyCareAZ.org. No meeting in 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
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.

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.

10/03/2019
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Free suicide first aid training workshop from Mercy Care
Thurs. and Friday, October 3-4, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
RI International, 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 122, Phoenix 85006
ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent suicide. Learn how to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, develop a safety framework, link persons at risk with resources, and more. Studies show the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. For more information and to register, www.eventbrite.com. Also presented on December 12-13.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.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.

10/09/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

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.

10/19/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

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. For questions, call Family Involvement Center at 602.288.0155 or email Mercy Care’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@MercyCareAZ.org. No meeting in Dec.

10/23/2019
Hope Conference from the Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition
Many voices, one goal: Suicide prevention
Wed. through Friday, October 23, 24 and 25, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix
This program will apply for CEUs. Get details at www.azspc.org/hope-conference.

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.

10/26/2019
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
ACDL 25th Anniversary Event
A benefit for the Arizona Center for Disability Law
Friday, November 1, 5 to 7 pm, $100 per person
ABILITY360 Center, 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034
The Arizona Center for Disability Law is celebrating 25 years of advancing disability rights. Join them as they honor Tim Hogan, former Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and Arizona State Representative Jennifer Longdon. The event will include music, food, drink, and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefitting ACDL’s work in advancing the rights of Arizonans with disabilities.Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com or contact Development Chair Sherri Collins at center@azdisabilitylaw.org, or ACDL Communications and Outreach Manager, Natalie Luna Rose at nlunarose@azdisabilitylaw.org.

11/01/2019
25th Anniversary Event
Arizona Center for Disability Law
Friday, November 1, 5 to 7 pm, Ability360 Center, $100
The Arizona Center for Disability Law is celebrating 25 years of advancing disability rights. Join them as they honor Tim Hogan, former Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and Arizona State Representative Jennifer Longdon. The event will include music, food, drink, and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefitting ACDL’s work in advancing the rights of Arizonans with disabilities. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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
safeTALK
Suicide alertness for everyone
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1 to 4:30 pm, 4755 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Attend the half day safeTALK program and learn to identify people who may have thoughts of suicide, ask them directly about the possibility of suicide, and connect them to lifesaving resources. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com. Mercy Care is covering registration costs ($25 value); there is no cost to participate.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

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 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.

11/13/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

11/14/2019
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 30th Annual Conference
Workshops, speakers, mental health advocates and professionals
Thurs. - Sat., Nov. 14, 15 and 16, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, tickets start at $300
For 30 years, the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health has been the nationwide advocacy organization with families as its sole focus, playing an important role in helping children, youth and their families whose lives are impacted by mental health challenges. This important work is supported largely by mental health advocates and generous donors like you who contribute to our cause. Their 30th Annual Conference will feature many great workshops and speakers, joining hundreds of mental health advocates and professionals from across the nation as we work to educate and empower children, youth, and families! To register, visit www.eventbrite.com or www.ffcmh.org/conference.

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.

11/16/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

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
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.

11/23/2019
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, 602.866.0002 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.

12/11/2019
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

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.

12/12/2019
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Free suicide first aid training workshop from Mercy Care
Thurs. and Friday, December 12-13, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
MARC/PIR, 924 Country Club Drive, Mesa 85201
ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent suicide. Learn how to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, develop a safety framework, link persons at risk with resources, and more. Studies show the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. For more information and to register, www.eventbrite.com.

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.

12/21/2019
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

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.

12/28/2019
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.

01/08/2020
Change Starts With Us
Young People Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
Join a open community meeting for youth and young adults 13-25 to come together to share experiences, explore talents, and discover community resources to develop the future. This meeting includes free dinner, inspirational speakers, mentoring, uplifting entertainment, open discussions, and fun activities. Click HERE for a flyer. For information, call or text 480.645.2601. Hosted through community partnerships.

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
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, 602.866.0002 or info@azpeerandfamily.org.

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.

01/15/2020
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.

01/18/2020
NAMI Connection Peer Support Group
from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Third Saturday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am, PSA Epicenter, 1415 N. 1st St., Phoenix 85004
NAMI Connection is a recovery/support group for adults living with mental illness. It is led by a trained mentor and offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere of respect, encouragement and hope. These groups don't recommend or endorse any form of medical treatment or medications. They provide time with understanding peers while respecting each participant's confidentiality. By attending a Connection support group, the individual learns they are not alone in their struggles; others like them are dealing with similar challenges and figuring out how to overcome them. (This support group is not for family and friends. It's for individuals living with mental illness). Click HERE for a flyer or visit www.namivalleyofthesun.org.

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.