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United Way of Northern Arizona, Coconino County develop COVID-19 Social Safety-Net Services Coalition Resource Guide

| May 5, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona, Coconino County develop COVID-19 Social Safety-Net Services Coalition Resource Guide

The United Way of Northern Arizona and Coconino County have developed a COVID-19 Social Safety-Net Services Coalition Resource Guide.

The Social Safety-Net Services Coalition is a county-wide coalition of safety-net service providers who are working together to lead, support and coordinate Housing, Food and Emergency Cash Assistance in response to Covid-19. Our purpose is to ensure our residents have access to the services and resources they need to secure food, housing and emergency cash stability during this pandemic. We are a collaborative effort working together for the greater good of the community.

The guide includes information on organizations providing Spanish-language assistance including the Circle of Page, the Page Domestic Violence Center, St. Vincent de Paul’s food boxes, utility and other services; and Williams Food Pantry and More.

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People in Need to Receive Additional Support from 2-1-1 Arizona

| May 5, 2020
People in Need to Receive Additional Support from 2-1-1 Arizona

Crisis Response Network announces that a select group of Arizona organizations, including Valley of the Sun United Way, Arizona Public Service, EPCOR, Salt River Project, Southwest Gas, Tucson Electric Power, UniSource Energy Services and Vitalyst Health Foundation, have all contributed to fund the return of live-answer operations to 2-1-1 Arizona’s information and referral service in English and Spanish that began on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Specialists will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week.

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First Things First — Essential resources for you and your family

| May 5, 2020
First Things First — Essential resources for you and your family

Resources for help with basic needs and parenting
On top of the ongoing challenges of parenting, many Arizona families with young children need help with basic needs right now. Find how and where to access food support, health information and more, plus advice on parenting in these difficult times.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Increases Its Prevention Work

| May 5, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Increases Its Prevention Work

We need the entire community to get involved. According to the 2018 Arizona Youth survey 70.5% of Coconino County 10th graders had a low commitment to school and 50.6% of 8th graders witnessed another punched, kicked, choked or beaten. The Arizona ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Consortium estimates 1,210 children in Coconino County have 5 or more ACEs.

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CPLC Parenting Arizona  special online Active Parenting of Teens Class starting May 13

| April 28, 2020
CPLC Parenting Arizona  special online Active Parenting of Teens Class starting May 13

CPLC Parenting Arizona will host a special online Active Parenting of Teens Class, starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 and will continue through June 17.

These workshops will show you how to:

Use non-violent discipline techniques that really work
Improve communication with your child
Teach responsibility and other important values
Handle problems as they come up
Cope with difficult topics such as drugs, violence, and sex
Defuse power struggles with your children
Stimulate independence as your child grows older

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North Country HealthCare helping families, children apply for AHCCCS, SNAP

| April 28, 2020
North Country HealthCare helping families, children apply for AHCCCS, SNAP

North Country HealthCare can assist families and children apply for benefits such as AHCCCS and SNAP over the phone by calling 928-522-1104.

Call your local North Country HealthCare to schedule your FREE enrollment appointment.

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Birth to Five Helpline — We can all use a little help!

| April 28, 2020
Birth to Five Helpline — We can all use a little help!

It’s been a few weeks now of “stay-at-home” life. We have children home from school and child care, parents working from home, many families find themselves out of work and, on top of this, the news transforms each day before our eyes.

This is a time when we need one another and reaching out to a friend or family member to say hello can be very helpful. But what else can we do to manage our needs as adults? And what can we do to help and support our young children? If you find yourself having more difficulty than expected, seeking out a professional to talk with is a good idea.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Catholic Charities Says ‘Thanks’ for COVID-19 Funds

| April 28, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Catholic Charities Says ‘Thanks’ for COVID-19 Funds

In case you missed it, Catholic Charities, the nonprofit recently named Flagstaff’s “Organization of the Year,” wanted to share a message with those of you who have given to the United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund:

“Thank you.”

UWNA recently awarded $15,000 to the nonprofit to help it continue its mission of “helping our community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives.”

Here’s a small list of what Catholic Charities provides every day to assist families and children in northern Arizona:
Recruiting and supporting families providing foster care for children. This is a particularly crucial need; in Arizona, it’s estimated there is only one licensed foster family for every four children who need care.
Programs that keep families together and prevent child abuse by helping families identify and make changes to promote safety, health and stability in the home. …

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First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

| April 28, 2020
First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

The importance of child care providers to families, to our communities and to our economy has never been clearer than now. Especially in uncertain times, early care and education providers offer families critical support when they need it most.

Child care workers, preschool teachers and friend and family caregivers help our youngest children learn, grow and succeed. The nurturing relationships they build with our children are critical to the healthy development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Over the next weeks, we invite you to show your appreciation on social media by using the hashtag  #ShareTheCareAZ. We’ve made it easy with 5 simple ways for you to show your support.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised

| April 28, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised.   Your program can be a fundraising partner and recipient of the   Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund   Deadline to Apply is this Friday!   We are now […]

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